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Jain Stories (5 in 1 Series): Amar Chitra Katha

Anant Pai (Author) Amar Chitra Katha

Vidyutprabha's unselfishness is rewarded when the King marries her. But her happiness makes her step-mother very jealous.

Sent by the king to destroy a band of thugs, strange adventures befall the valiant Agad Datta.

Sahsramalla the thief has outwitted everyone in the kingdom, from a petty trader to the king. And then he meets the holy monk, Vasudda. These, and other stories in this collection, are taken from ancient sources ??? the Vasudeva Hindee, the Vardhamana ??? Desana and the Vaddaradhane. They were written by Jain monks, and there is a moral core to the funniest of incidents and the wildest of adventures.

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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 Jain Stories (5 in 1 Series): Amar Chitra Katha
Author Anant Pai
Format Hardcover
Date published: 31.12.2010
Edition 1st.ed.
Language: English
isbn 8184823223, 9788184823226
length 195p.,
Subjects Children