Overview for Valiant Sikhs (3 In 1): Amar Chitra Katha
Sikhism was founded by Guru Nanak, when he declared, famously, "I am not a Hindu, nor am I am Muslim." Under succeeding Gurus, Sikhism became a religion of warriors.
Guru Hargobind fortified the holy city of Amritsar, against Mughal attempts to invade it. It was at this time, that Bidhi Chand, a reformed thief, tricked the entire Mughal garrison in Lahore and reclaimed the precious horses the Mughals had stolen from the guru.
With the waning of the Mughal Empire, Ranjit's Singh's rise to power was swift. With the help of his brilliant general, Hari Singh Nalwa, Ranjit Singh's empire stretched across Punjab, extending till the Khyber pass.
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.