The Indian Tricolour

The Indian Tricolour

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Book Specification

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

Book Description

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.


Foreword ix
From the Author xv
Acknowledgements xix
1. Dawn of Independence and the Tiranga 1
2. A Youn crusader liberates Tiranga 14
3. The World of Flags 31
4. The ancient Indian dhvajas 63
5. Flags of the Epic Era 83
6. Flags of ancient, medieval and modern India 89
7. Evolution of the Indian National flag 103
8. Madame Cama and the National Flag 117
9. First Flag of the Freedom Movement 128
10. The Jhanda Andolan, 1923 141
11. Between the years 1924 and 1930 156
12. Flag Committee: 1931 163
13. The Official Flag of the Indian National Congress 171
14. India adopts her National flag 181
15. Specifications for the National flag of India 206
16. Amended Flag Code-India, 2002 212
17. Ordinary citizens and the National Flag 238
18. Curious facts about the Tiranga 246
19. Display of Royal Flags by the Erstwhile Princely States 255
Appendix 1 260
Appendix 2 268
Appendix 3 272
Appendix 4 273
Appendix 5 276
Appendix 6 277
Appendix 7 278
Appendix 8 281
Appendix 9 293
Flag Terms Defined 296
Thoughts on Tiranga 302

**Contents and Sample Pages**

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