A Combination of Phillumeny and Philately: Mother India Stamp and Match Box

mother indiaBy Abhyuday

During my recent visit to Jodhpur I found a different type of matchbox.I picked it ,it was beautiful matchbox depicts famous poster of film Mother India.Same picture was printed on the stamp issued by India Post on Mehboob Khan in 2007. I think many other similar pictures could be collected which are common on both stamps and matchboxes. Mother India is a 1957 Indian  film, directed by Mehboob Khan and starring Nargis and Sunil Dutt. It is the story of a poverty-stricken village woman named Radha (Nargis) who, in the absence of her husband, struggles to raise her sons and survive against a cunning money-lender amidst many troubles. Despite her hardship, she sets a goddess-like moral example of an ideal Indian woman. The title of the film was chosen to counter American author Katherine Mayo’s  book Mother India   which vilified Indian culture.

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One Response to A Combination of Phillumeny and Philately: Mother India Stamp and Match Box

  1. Ullas Jain says:

    Great theme……go ahead.
    Best wishes.

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