Pigeons to Post


Pigeons to Post

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India’s first coffee-table book on the Indian postal history, PIGEONS TO POST, is a tribute to the spirit of the postal people; the mail-runner emerges as the hero and takes the author’s tribute. He did not just carry mails; he carried emotions of the people he served as well. PIGEONS TO POST is an intimate journey, carrying with it a visual representation of the origin and history of postal services in India.

Over 150 years after the postal services as an institution came to the Asian continent, the Indian postal system, with 1,55,618 post offices and over 5,66,000 employees, is considered to be the largest postal network in the world. India, with the highest number of post offices and postal workers, is also the country with perhaps the most eclectic and effectual modes of postal conveyance ever used today. From the traditional barefoot runners to the ancient bullock mail carts and the avant-garde airmail of 1911, the road navigated to the present day e-posts has been a much acclaimed historic journey.

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View Steve Borgia’s recent book on stands at www.pigeonstopost.blogspot.com