The Indian Tricolour

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Item Code: IDE960
Author: Lt. Cdr. KV Singh (Retd.)
Publisher: Rupa Publication Pvt. Ltd.
Language: English
Edition: 2005
ISBN: 8129100851
Pages: 326 (Color Illus: 83 , B & W Illus: 101)
Cover: Paperback
Other Details 8.5" X 5.4"
Weight 500 gm
From the Jacket :

The one national-mascot that stands for and represents a country in the world arena is its National-flag. The Indian Tricolour pays homage to our National flag, the symbol that gives India its unique identity.

This book offers the readers a brief history of flags, their evolution and significance. It traces how our National-flag, Tiranga, came into being, took its present form, and how a young man fought for the right to fly his National-flag every day of the year. Comprehensive and interesting, this extensively researched book also comprises numerous illustrations, rare photographs and fascinating trivia on flags.

It is, undoubtedly, the ultimate, reference book on flags in general, and an authority and guide on the Tiranga in particular.

About the Author :

Lt. Cdr. KV Singh (Retd.) was a commissioned officer, and was in the West Bengal Civil Serice (Executive) as a Deputy Collector and Magistrate before joined the services. He is widely traveled within the country and abroad.

He has authored four books (Quiz India, Our National Flag, Colourful World of Flags and Our Coins) and compiled two (An Insight Into World Religions and Rites and Rituals of Hindus and Muslims of Undivided India) besides contributing articles, stories and poems to national dailies and other periodicals. He has also been an anchor and participant in numerous television programmes.

CONTENTS

Forewordix
From the Authorxv
Acknowledgementsxix
1.Dawn of Independence and the Tiranga1
2.A Youn crusader liberates Tiranga14
3.The World of Flags31
4.The ancient Indian dhvajas63
5.Flags of the Epic Era83
6.Flags of ancient, medieval and modern India89
7.Evolution of the Indian National flag103
8.Madame Cama and the National Flag117
9.First Flag of the Freedom Movement128
10.The Jhanda Andolan, 1923141
11.Between the years 1924 and 1930156
12.Flag Committee: 1931163
13.The Official Flag of the Indian National Congress171
14.India adopts her National flag181
15.Specifications for the National flag of India206
16.Amended Flag Code-India, 2002212
17.Ordinary citizens and the National Flag238
18.Curious facts about the Tiranga246
19.Display of Royal Flags by the Erstwhile Princely States255
Appendix 1260
Appendix 2268
Appendix 3272
Appendix 4273
Appendix 5276
Appendix 6277
Appendix 7278
Appendix 8281
Appendix 9293
Flag Terms Defined296
Thoughts on Tiranga302

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