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The Essence of India Collection: Amar Chitra Katha

Anant Pai (Author) Amar Chitra Katha

The Essence of India Collection (24 Single Titles + 2 Special Issues) is a compilation of books about Indian myth and folklore. It was released in 2011 by Amar Chitra Katha, an Indian comic book series. The set includes Indian mythological stories about Krishna, Mahabharata, Vishnu, Ganesha, Shakuntala, Shiva, and Parvati. It also includes stories about some famous figures from Indian history, such as Ashoka, Tenali Raman, Rana Pratap, Akbar, Bhagat Singh, Birbal, the Rani of Jhansi, Shivaji, Rabindranath Tagore, and J.C. Bose. Stories about historically significant sites such as the Elephanta caves, the Ellora caves, and the city of Delhi are also a part of the set. In all, the collection consists of 24 single titles. A couple of special titles, Valmiki’s Ramayana and Mahatma Gandhi, are also part of the collection.

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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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Title The Essence of India Collection: Amar Chitra Katha
Author Anant Pai
Format Softcover
Date published: 31.12.2010
Edition 1st.ed.
Language: English
isbn 8184822529, 9788184822526
length 32p.,
Subjects Children