Overview for Adventures of Krishna - Special Issue
Jarasandha was the emperor of North India at the time when the Pandavas were ruling at Indraprastha. Most of the kings of North India had acknowledged his suzerainty out of fear. Many of those who did not, had been imprisoned by him. To establish the supremacy of the Pandavas it was necessary to subdue Jarasandha. Though Jarasandha was considered invincible, he had a vital flaw known only to Krishna. How he brings about the fall of the mighty and evil emperor is narrated in the first Chitra Katha. In the second Chitra Katha is told the story of Narakasura whose deeds were so dark that his name has come down as a symbol of darkness. Many who celebrate the festival of lights-Deepavali-believe that they are commemorating the death of Naraka and the consequent emancipation of all good spirits. Paundraka Vaasudeva had his name common with that of Krishna Vaasudeva. His sycophants led him to believe that he was as strong and powerful as Krishna. How he fell into disgrace and disaster is told in the third story. All three stories in this special issue are based on the Bhagawat Purana.
Anant Pai (Editor)
Anant Pai was the creator of the two most popular comic book series, Tinkle and Amar Chitra Katha. His works deal with the retelling of mythological tales, folk stories, and biographies of historical figures. He has been considered one of pioneer creators of Indian comics.
He has been associated with works like Fact Fantasy, Funtime, and Funland, all of which are education comic strips. Rekha, Ramu and Shamu, Little Raji, and Kapish are some of the comics he had created.
Born in Karkala, he was brought up by his grandfather after the death of both his parents. He then moved to Mumbai and attended the Orient School in Mahim. He had acquired dual chemical technology degrees from the University of Bombay in Chemical Technology. He was also an expert in personality development. He had conducted several personality development classes for teens and children. He had also founded Partha Institute of Personality Development, 1978. He has published several books dealing with this, such as How to Develop A Super Memory, How To Achieve Success, and How Develop Self-confidence. He was awarded by the Lifetime Achievement Award at the very first Indian Comic Convention in 2011. He married Lalita, and the couple lived in Mumbai. On 24th February, 2011, Pai died of a heart attack.