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Books published by publisher Amar Chitra Katha

  • The Gita, Bhagavad Gita

    Anant Pai

    Paperback (Amar Chitra Katha, May 1, 2010)
  • Raman of Tenali- The Birbal of South India by Amar Chitra Katha

    Kamala Chandrakanta, Anant Pai, Ram Waeerkar

    Paperback (Amar Chitra Katha, April 28, 2010)
    Tenali Raman was a Telugu poet and jester at the court of King Krishnadevaraya of Vijayanagara. Like Birbal in the court of Akbar of about the same period, he is turned into a legend by the innumerable stories of his wit and wisdom, and his uncanny skill in turning the tables on his detractors including the king himself.
  • Stories From the Panchatantra 5 in 1:

    Anant Pai

    Hardcover (Amar Chitra Katha, Jan. 4, 2008)
    Stories From The Panchatantra (5 In 1 Series) is a compilation of five titles from the Panchatantra, a book of fables from Indian folklore. The first story included is The Jackal And The War Drum. This is followed by three other titles, namely Crows And Owls, How The Jackal Ate The Elephant, and The Brahmin And The Goat. The final title in the collection is The Dullard And Other Stories. The stories that are narrated in this book provide advice on the right way of life and morality, which is a common characteristic of Panchatantra tales. The characters in these tales are also anthropomorphic in nature, i.e. they are animal characters with human attributes. The set was released as a part of Amar Chitra Katha, an Indian comic book series established by Anant Pai himself.
  • Rama: Retold from the Ramayna

    Anant Pai

    Paperback (Amar Chitra Katha, Dec. 1, 1970)
    Rama was happy living in the forest with his wife and brother. Palace intrigue may have forced his exile, but the next fourteen years promised to be quite pleasant. Suddenly, this idyllic life was thrown into turmoil. His beloved wife Sita was kidnapped! With unmatched skill as a warrior, Rama destroyed the ten-headed Ravana. And along the way, he won a host of very grateful friends.
  • Bhagawat: The Krishna Avatar- Special Issue

    Anant Pai, editor, script, Margie Sastry, illustrations, Dilip Kadam

    eBook (Amar Chitra Katha, Jan. 20, 2008)
    The Bhagawat Purana tells of the ten incarnations of Vishnu and is the most popular of the Puranas. This Special Issue describes the events of the tenth canto which narrates the life of the most beloved god in Hindu mythology - Krishna. Beginning with the miraculous birth of Krishna, the story traces his childhood exploits, including the slaying of dangerous demons and the performing of miraculous acts. The comic also describes Krishna’s battle with Kamsa as he retrieves the kingdom of Mathura for his aging grandfather, Ugrasena. In the Bhagawat, Krishna is seen as a son, brother, husband, friend and warrior.
  • Dasha Avatar: The Ten Incarnations of Lord Vishnu

    Anant Pai

    Paperback (Amar Chitra Katha, Sept. 1, 2008)
    The Avatar concept is the very cornerstone of Hindu theology. According to it, the Supreme Power manifests itself in animal or human forms on earth, with the divine mission of cleansing it of the periodically increasing evil. The Avatar concept is closely related to the measurement of time in Hindu theology which has its basis on one working day of Brahma. According to the Bhagwat Purana, Brahma, the creator, is the causal effect of the predetermined periodic creation and dissolution of the universe. Each creation or Kalpa is equal to one day and each dissolution or Pralaya is equal to one night in the life of Brahma. A Kalpa and a Pralaya last for 4,320 million human years each. Every Kalpa has 1000 cycles of 4 Yugas (ages). Each cycle of 4 Yugas is completed in 4,320,000 human years. The Yugas are called Satya, Treta, Dwapara and Kali. The Avatars which are considered most significant are ten in number and they form the 'Dasha Avatar'. These ten avatars start with the form of a lowly fish and work up to the noble man, cast in the image of God. The fanciful find a parallel to Darwin's theory of evolution in the progression of these Avatars. The Avatars enable the common folk to speak of or listen to stories of divine doings which is a simple way of proceeding towards Godhead; particularly in our Kali Yuga with its 'sick hurry and divided aims'.
  • Tales of Balarama

    Meera Ugra

    eBook (Amar Chitra Katha, Feb. 1, 2011)
    Balarama was not only Krishna's brother, he was his right-hand man. Together they made quite a team. Balarama's amazing strength and courage made dangerous demons like Dhenukasura and Pralamba look like weaklings. He even tamed the Yamuna river which had meandered away from Vrindavan and brought it back to the people who needed it.
  • Tales of Durga: Tales of the Mother Goddess

    Anant Pai

    Paperback (Amar Chitra Katha, July 1, 2008)
    Tales of Durga: Tales of the Mother Goddess
  • Stories From the Jatakas, 5 in 1:

    Anant Pai

    Hardcover (Amar Chitra Katha, Jan. 4, 2008)
    Includes the following titles Monkey Stories Deer Stories Elephant Stories Bird Stories Jackal Stories
  • Krishna: The Protector of Dharma Amar Chitra Katha 5 in 1

    Anant Pai

    Hardcover (Amar Chitra Katha, )
  • Tinkle Presents: The Adventures of Suppandi - 1

    Luis Fernandes

    (Amar Chitra Katha, Dec. 31, 2007)
    If you love Suppandi and his rib-tickling antics, you have it all here! And if you are meeting Suppandi for the first time… get ready to have your sides ache as you laugh endlessly!Join Suppandi as he hilariously blunders from one job to another! Who is Suppandi?Suppandi is the most popular of Tinkle Toons. He has been creating trouble and evoking laughter since January 1983, issue Tinkle 27. He’s a total goof and will make you laugh with his silly antics. Suppandi has had multiple jobs however none of them have lasted very long. He takes instructions from his employers, applies his own literal logic to them and causes total mayhem. The character of Suppandi is based on a Tamil folklore character, Chappandi. Ram Waeerkar, the legendary Tinkle artist gave form to Suppandi. Currently, his daughter, Archana Amberkar, illustrates the strip.Meet the Cool CastMaddy: Suppandi’s best friend who often gives him advice and nearly always regrets it, but he is the only one who will stick with Suppandi and bears his gaffes.Soupy: Suppandi’s admirer, who usually has Suppandi fleeing her attentions.Frooty: Suppandi’s crush, she is the only one who understands the intent behind Suppandi’s actions and so always has a smile for SuppandiAbout TinkleContinuously published since 1980, Tinkle is one of the oldest and most cherished children’s comics magazines in India. It boasts of a large fan following and beloved characters that include such household names as Suppandi, Shikari Shambu and Tantri the Mantri.
  • Mirabai- She gave her heart to Lord Krishna by Amar Chitra Katha

    Kamala Chandrakanta, Anant Pai, Yusuf Lien

    Paperback (Amar Chitra Katha, April 28, 2010)
    She was only a child of five and he a mere image of the Lord Krishna. But little Mira loved him with all her heart. So strong was her devotion that it rendered even irate kings and murderous relatives powerless. Mirabai became a queen, but she continued to serenade her Lord through the ups and downs of her eventful life. Her hymns to Krishna, which are sung to this day, left Mughal Emporer Akbar spell bound.