Sunday, March 8, 2009

'The Pride of India Collection

The Opening Shot :

1857. The year India rose to break its shackles. The year the first step was taken on the long road to freedom. The year that saw the First War of Independence. In more ways than one, the rebellion of 1857 kick started India's struggle for Independence. It made people realize the importance of unity to overthrow an oppressive regime. It resulted in the dissolution of the East India Company and replacement by direct rule within the British Empire. Rani Lakshmibai,
revered heroine of the great rebellion, is an iconic figure for all the brave warriors who fought and died striking a blow to free India. Their dream is our reality now.
This stamp was issued to commemorate the 150th anniversary of the First War of Independence in 2007. It shows the dramatic confrontation between zealous freedom fighters and the stolid ranks of hired Company infantry.
sorce : Indian Post

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