In the book 'Indian National Flag Unfurled Through Philately' the author Sekhar Chakrabarti has attempted something truly original and unprecedented. The author is an acclaimed philatelist, in his book, he combines his love for stamps with vexillological research and comes out with a vivid and impressive account of history of flags. From cover to cover the book is brilliantly illustrated with pictures of stamps depicting flags tracing an account of early Indian rulers, the European colonizers, and the struggle for Independence to finally arrive at the present Tricolour.
In the book, the author not only takes the reader on a journey to the world of Indian flags, but he also attempts to uncover different other aspects, such as, the role of flag in the world of sports, at sea, and also at other international forums. Etiquettes and protocols concerned with the flags are discussed and everything he has done with the spotlight focusing firmly on the Indian National Flag from the beginning till the end. The illustrations included in the book don't only display flags printed on stamps alone, but there are also pictures of rare First day Covers, miniature sheets, Cinderella labels, sheet watermarks and also specially released autographed commemorative stamps along with pictures of various postal stationary in relation with his subject. Illustrations of eminent personalities who have contributed over the years in the shaping up of the Indian National Flag have also found their places in the book. In the book, the author has used his huge and enviable collection of philatelic material for weaving an engaging and never told before account of the history of the Indian flag through the medium of philately.
Mr. Chakrabarty started collecting stamps early in the 1960s - at a time when thematic philately was in its infancy stage in India. Vexillology is another passion which he has clubbed with his love for philately and his collection of flags on stamps has been highly appreciated in several international stamp exhibitions. Published by Niyogi Books, the paperback edition of 'Indian National Flag Unfurled Through Philately' has an ISBN 10: 9381523398 and an ISBN 13: 9789381523391. So, order online your copy to learn interesting facts about India and its flag.