Overview for Maratha Bravehearts (3 In 1): Amar Chitra Katha
In the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries, it was the might of the Marathas that kept the Mughal forces in check. First Shivaji, and then his son Sambhaji fought defiantly against the great empire, preventing Aurangazeb from extending his kingdom all the way into South India..
The Marathas were aided by their courageous and powerful Prime Ministers or Peshwas. Baji Rao I was one of the most charismatic of the Peshwas, leading the Marathas to victory against all attackers.
Ahilaybai Holkar is still regarded as the ideal ruler. In addition to leading her armies in battle, she was a strong and just administrator in peace-time.
Anant Pai (Author)
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.