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Thanjavur: City of Brihadeeswara

 
Anant Pai (Author) Prabha Nair (Author) Rakesh C S (Author)
Synopsis

Legend has it that the ancient town of Thanjavur came up on the spot where Vishnu defeated an evil demon. The mighty Cholas made it their capital in the 9th century CE, following which they increased , through conquests , the size and strength of their empire. Finally, after realising all his military ambitions , the Chola monarch Raja Raja Chola I decided to build a great temple in Thanjavur dedicated to Lord Shiva. Thus Thanjavur became home to the majestic Brihadeeswara temple in addition to many other shrines. Amar Chitra Katha tells the stories surrounding this ancient town and its monuments.

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About the author

Anant Pai

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.

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Bibliographic information

Title Thanjavur: City of Brihadeeswara
Format Softcover
Date published: 31.12.2016
Edition 1st ed.
Language: English
isbn 9788184828047
length 30p., Throughout Color Illustrations; 9.50 X 7.00cm.