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India's Comics About Hindu Mythology and History in English Language-Amar Chitra Katha(meaning Immortal Picture Stories)

Updated on January 17, 2013
Amar Chitra Katha comics
Amar Chitra Katha comics | Source

About Amar Chitra Katha comics

Here we delightfully feasted on the glorious Greek chronicles, rich Roman sagas, extraordinary Egyptian narratives, nostalgic Norse myths, amazing Arabian recitals, jubilant Japanese folktales and many more to name. It is high time we shared our potpourri of marvellous mythological tales, fabulous fables of wit and wisdom, enthralling epics and heroic stories of celebrated figures from the country renowned for its timeless cultural heritage - India!

If all of you are familiar with the famous superheroes graphic comics, Calvin and Hobbes, Archies Comics, etc, then these Indian comics are no different in its format and content except it retold classical stories of Hindu gods and goddesses, Indian heroes and heroines, and short fictional recounts based on human morals in a dramatically entertaining manner. Just as the recently acclaimed Horrible Histories book series charmed its readers with its interesting information, Amar Chitra Katha comics serves as an eye-opener about India's ancient scriptures coming out alive in the form of detailed picture stories!

A vast array of Amar Chitra Katha comics
A vast array of Amar Chitra Katha comics | Source

The success story of Amar Chitra Katha comics

Amar Chitra Katha comics dated back to the 1960s with an aim to enrich the knowledge of Indian children concerning Indian historic stories. There were times when grandparents narrated stories to their grandchildren - only common stories they knew were the well-known epics Ramayana and Mahabharata. Amar Chitra Katha comics acted entirely as an "archaeologist" which dug up an assortment of historical events and legends that were remotely unheard of for several years and assisted in restoring such hidden literary treasures and bringing them to the knowledge of Indian readers.

For years, Amar Chitra Katha comics kept on reinventing and updating its content to catch up with the changing times and had its readers engrossed in its colourful visuals and engaging dialogue bubbles.

Now Amar Chitra Katha comics are selling like hot cakes in the books-and-comics market and always stand in the front rack. They are very much in demand among the young readers, mostly school-going children.

Popularity of Amar Chitra Katha comics has reached its pinnacle that it also went online on Kindle and among the users of Apple I-pad.

Recently, many Amar Chitra Katha comics have been adapted into television animated series.

In order to reach out to foreign readers, these comic-series are now available on Amazon and eBay at reasonable prices.

Amar Chitra Katha comics appeals to all, the young and the old alike.

An excerpt from Shiva Parvati
An excerpt from Shiva Parvati | Source
My vast personal collection of Amar Chitra Katha comics
My vast personal collection of Amar Chitra Katha comics | Source

I as a proud owner of these illustrous comic-series

When as a school kid, while shopping in a local bookstore to buy my regular favourite Enid Blyton books, I stopped by a pile of comics with glossy covers and catchy titles. I flipped a few pages and immediately found them riveting. I bought many of them as they were then more cheaper than now. After reading them, I became an avid collector of Amar Chitra Katha comics over the years.

How God Ganesha had come into existence?; the lively and shrewd tales of monkeys, elephants, deers and crows; God Vishnu's incredible ten avatars; King Shivaji showed both his ambition as a just ruler and his display of wisdom; Why Buddha had given up his formerly princely life before becoming a saint who is worshipped worldwide?; the amusing relationship between the Mughal emperor Akbar and his intelligent courtier Birbal; How Goddess Parvati had won the heart of God Shiva?; the early life of Mahatma Gandhi; Goddess Durga's valiant adventures of destroying evil; singers such as Tansen and Mirabai and dancers such as Vasantasena enthralled the readers with not only their talents but also their escapades from jealous enemies and the list goes on........... Amar Chitra Katha comics has it all.

These comics continues to enchant me. I love reading them over and over again. Thanks to these comics, I became well acquainted with Hindu mythology and fables. I recited stories to my parents and grandmother who were enraptured by these wonderful tales (You can say this is the role reversal - I told stories to my elders). I planned to keep these comics with me so that I can pass them over to my kids in the future so that they will be enlightened as much as I was!

In this photo, the mother and child enjoyed reading Amar Chitra Katha comic together.
In this photo, the mother and child enjoyed reading Amar Chitra Katha comic together. | Source

Some useful tips on how to encourage your kids to read Amar Chitra Katha comics:

  • Gift Amar Chitra Katha comics to your kids and tell them that these comics will both fascinate and teach them a lot about India's culture.
  • Read these comics with your young kids and spin stories, using hand actions and facial expressions.
  • Enact mock dramas based on these comic-stories.
  • Advise your kids to tell these stories to their cousins, aunts, uncles or their grandparents to cultivate the good habit of storytelling.
  • To increase the level of reading interest among your kids, construct brief quizzes based on these comic-stories.
  • Encourage your kids to form a reading club and invite their friends or cousins and share their common reading interests and information.
  • In case of Indian fables based on good deeds, advise your kids to follow these good acts.

Anant Pai, the late founder of Amar Chitra Katha comics
Anant Pai, the late founder of Amar Chitra Katha comics | Source

The man behind the creation of Amar Chitra Katha comics

The late Anant Pai was the originator of India's first ever comic-series Amar Chitra Katha. With his inimitable storytelling and brilliant marketing strategies, Amar Chitra Katha comics is now the top selling comics in India and is translated in several Indian regional languages as well as foreign languages. He also established another equally popular comic-series named Tinkle comics which attracted several Indian readers with its simple yet witty short picture stories. Anant Pai, fondly known as Uncle Pai, recently passed away and is still remembered by many for his great contributions to children's literature.

Copyrights © 2012 by Ishwaryaa Dhandapani

For more information, visit the following:

  1. www.amarchitrakathacomics.com
  2. List of Amar Chitra Katha comics on Wikipedia.
  3. Anant Pai on Wikipedia.
  4. www.unclepai.com
  5. www.ack-media.com


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    Ishwaryaa Dhandapani 3 years ago from Chennai, India

    @ Thelma Alberts: Hi, thank you for the visit & encouraging comments. Nice to know that you read one of India's most treasured epics - Mahabharata. These comics are really riveting and please let me know after you purchased them. Happy Hubbing! Take care

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    Thelma Alberts 3 years ago from Germany

    This is a very interesting hub. I have read the Mahabharata, but it was a very long, long time ago. I would love to have read this comics one day. Maybe I can find this in an Indian shop here in Germany or buy it online. Thanks for sharing. Voted up and shared;-)

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    Ishwaryaa Dhandapani 3 years ago from Chennai, India

    @ mr-veg: Hi, thank you for the visit & engaging comments. Good to know that you too are a fan of these illustrious comic-series. Happy Hubbing! Take care

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    mr-veg 3 years ago from Colorado United States

    Nice one ishwarya, you revived the childhood days for me :) Great job out here...

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    Ishwaryaa Dhandapani 4 years ago from Chennai, India

    @ anuramkumar: Hi! Thank you for the visit & encouraging comments. Good to know that you & your daughter enjoyed reading these comics as much as I did! Happy Hubbing! Take care

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    anuramkumar 4 years ago from Chennai, India

    Interesting hub. I'm an avid reader of amar chitra katha and my daughter too has started reading them on her own now. These are definitely the best way to teach your child about epics and morals. Voted up.

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    Ishwaryaa Dhandapani 4 years ago from Chennai, India

    @ Cyndi10: Hi, thank you for the visit & encouraging comments. These comics enable us to learn more about our cultural heritage. Like you & your family, I enjoyed reading comics. Happy hubbing! Take care

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    Cynthia B Turner 4 years ago from Georgia

    This is a very interesting article. I never thought about comics in other cultures. Quite an eye opener. I read comics a lot when I was younger, as did my brothers and my sons.

    Of course, this was so well written, as all of your work is. Thanks for providing some new and interesting information.

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    Ishwaryaa Dhandapani 4 years ago from Chennai, India

    @ DDE: Thank you for the third visit & encouraging comments. Happy hubbing!

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    Devika Primić 4 years ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

    Very interesting and you certainly know how to a reader's eye, thanks for this hub.

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    Ishwaryaa Dhandapani 4 years ago from Chennai, India

    @ mary615: Hi, thank you for the visit & for your engaging comments. Even I enjoy learning about different cultures of several other countries. Happy hubbing! Take care

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    Mary Hyatt 4 years ago from Florida

    This is just another reason why I enjoy HubPages...I have an opportunity to learn of other lands and their cultures. This Hub is a good example of that. Thank you.

    Voted UP etc.

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    Ishwaryaa Dhandapani 4 years ago from Chennai, India

    @ vespawoolf: Hi, like you, I enjoy learning about various cultures of different countries. Learning about cultures enrich our knowledge of the world. Thank you for the visit & for your engaging comments. Happy hubbing! Take care

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    vespawoolf 4 years ago from Peru, South America

    What a fascinating look into the comics of your culture. There are so many things we miss out on! Thank you so much for sharing.

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    Ishwaryaa Dhandapani 4 years ago from Chennai, India

    @ TToombs08: Hi, these comics are really very interesting and helped in keeping wonderful Indian mythology, history and fables alive. Thank you for the read & for your encouraging comments. Take care

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    Ishwaryaa Dhandapani 4 years ago from Chennai, India

    @ remaniki: Hi, good to hear your childhood memories. Like you, I used to an avid reader of ACK and even now, I still read them at times just because they are really very entertaining. Thank you for the visit & for your engaging comments. Take care

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    Ishwaryaa Dhandapani 4 years ago from Chennai, India

    @ Janine Huldie: Hi, ACK comics are really captivating and keep you engrossed. Thank you for the visit & for your encouraging comments. Take care

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    Terrye Toombs 4 years ago from Somewhere between Heaven and Hell without a road map.

    Very interesting stuff, ishwaryass22! I can see how so many are fascinated with these wonderful comics. :)

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    Rema T V 4 years ago from Chennai, India

    Thanks Ishwaryaa for bringing back fond memories of childhood. How wonderful were those days when we used to wait for the newest edition of Amar Chitra Katha!! We used to even have a competition among friends as to who read the maximum number of ACK during the summer vacation. Lovely read.Thanks. Shared and voted up. Cheers, Rema.

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    Janine Huldie 4 years ago from New York, New York

    Wow, so very interesting and never actually heard of Amar Chitra Katha, but your article definitely wanted to make me find out more and look into these. Have voted up, shared and tweeted too!!

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    Ishwaryaa Dhandapani 4 years ago from Chennai, India

    @ radhikasree: Hi, nice to know that your child is an avid reader of books & comics. Amar Chitra Katha comics taught young readers a lot about Indian mythology, heroic tales and fables. An educative as well entertaining comic series! Thank you for the visit & for your encouraging comments. Take care

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    Radhika Sreekanth 4 years ago from Mumbai,India

    What a nice hub on Amar Chithra Katha! My child has started taking books from his school library and last week he brought one story book of this series. I too refreshed myself by going through it!!

    Voted up as beautiful and useful. Sharing across.

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    Ishwaryaa Dhandapani 4 years ago from Chennai, India

    @ rcrumple: Welcome to HubPages! I enjoyed reading these comics very much. It is interesting to note that comics can be a good investment - I have heard about this before. Good that you have plenty of comics and you definitely create great success in investing in your comics soon. Thank you for the read, for your encouraging comments and sharing your passion for comics. Take care

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    Rich 4 years ago from Kentucky

    ishwaryaa22 -

    Very informative and interesting. They look to be very well written.

    In the early 90's, I started purchasing comic, some to read, but mostly, as a future investment. They immediately were stored in sealed plastic bags and kept in pristine condition. Unfortunately, the marketplace isn't what it once was, and the boxes in my closet will hopefully, one day, regain their value.

    Great Read!

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    Ishwaryaa Dhandapani 4 years ago from Chennai, India

    @ midget38: Hi, nice to hear that you found Indian culture interesting. I enjoyed learning about several different cultures around the world as well as mine. I love reading these comics as I am fascinated with Indian mythology. Please let me know after you read these comics. Take care

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    Michelle Liew 4 years ago from Singapore

    Beautiful, Ish!! I will research more into these comics after reading your hub....I find the history behind Indian culture fascinating. Thanks for sharing!!

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    Ishwaryaa Dhandapani 4 years ago from Chennai, India

    @ Sherry Hewins: Hi, thank you for the visit and for your encouraging comments. I am not sure about its availability in US though I researched a lot about its sales in other countries. Some sources mentioned that this comic series is translated in other foreign languages besides English and Indian languages. Now its company is planning to go international in terms of sales. You can find these comic-series on Amazon and eBay - they are available in abundance at reasonable prices. Hope this is helpful for you. Take care

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    Sherry Hewins 4 years ago from Sierra Foothills, CA

    Those comics look beautiful and interesting. Is there anywhere you can get them in the US? Thanks for a lovely hub. Voted up and shared.

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    Ishwaryaa Dhandapani 4 years ago from Chennai, India

    @ snowdrops: Hi, like you, I enjoyed reading myths & epic stories. Thank you for the visit & for your encouraging comments. Take care

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    snowdrops 4 years ago from The Second Star to the Right

    Wow, interesting. I always love myths and epic stories.

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    Ishwaryaa Dhandapani 4 years ago from Chennai, India

    @ unknown spy: Hi. Like you, I am fascinated by mythology. Thank you for the visit and read. Take care

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    IAmForbidden 4 years ago from Neverland - where children never grow up.

    Wow this is exciting and interesting! Im always fascinated by Mythology.

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    Ishwaryaa Dhandapani 4 years ago from Chennai, India

    @ Vellur: Thank you for the read and sharing your engaging views. Amar Chitra Katha comics enable kids to learn more about Hindu mythology in the form of picture stories. Even these comics appeal to adults. Nice to know that you adore these comics as much as I did! Take care.

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    Ishwaryaa Dhandapani 4 years ago from Chennai, India

    @ Ruchira: Hi, nice to know that this hub again brought back warm memories to you. You did a charitable cause. Thank you for sharing your generous story and the visit. Take care.

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    Nithya Venkat 4 years ago from Dubai

    I love Amar Chithra Katha. It is a wonderful way to learn about Hindu Mythology for kids. Great hub. Voted up.

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    yssubramanyam 4 years ago from india, nellore. andhrapradesh

    hub is ocean of knowledge in Hindu conventions.

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    Ishwaryaa Dhandapani 4 years ago from Chennai, India

    @alocsin: Hi. Yes, comics are very popular in several countries. These comics enable Indian traditions to be accessible not only to native readers but also to readers across the globe! Thank you for the visit and sharing your insightful views. Take care

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    yssubramanyam 4 years ago from india, nellore. andhrapradesh

    what a good hub! indeed it gave life to 10000 years old culture, tradition and heritage. your hub is exemplary.

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    Ruchira 4 years ago from United States

    revisiting this hub since it brings back those warm memories.

    I had plenty of them and when I visited india ~3 years back...I donated all my comics to a library.

    voted up and sharing it across!

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    alocsin 4 years ago from Orange County, CA

    It constantly surprises me how popular comics are in different countries. This series makes Indian tradition accessible to English-speakers. Voting this Up and Useful. SHARED.

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    Ishwaryaa Dhandapani 5 years ago from Chennai, India

    @ rahul0324: Hi, like you I am fond of Amar Chitra Katha stories. They are retold in a captivating and vibrant manner! Thank you for the visit and sharing your engaging views. Take care

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    Jessee R 5 years ago from Gurgaon, India

    Hello my friend! Brilliantly crafted hub about thee ethnic traditions of India

    I personally like the stories of Amar Chitra Katha

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    Ishwaryaa Dhandapani 5 years ago from Chennai, India

    @ barbergirl28: Hi, nice to know that your hubby is an avid comic book collector. I too am an avid comic book cllector and has a large collection of Archie Comics, Amar Chitra Katha and Tinkle comics. These comics are really dramatically interesting and bring Indian history alive in the form of pictures and dialogue-bubbles! These comics are entertaining for both children and adults. Thank you for the visit and sharing your interesting views. Take care.

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    Stacy Harris 5 years ago from Hemet, Ca

    It is always interesting to take a peek into other cultures. Well done. My husband would probably really enjoy these... he is an avid comic book collector. Well done, voted up and socially shared!

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    Ishwaryaa Dhandapani 5 years ago from Chennai, India

    @ sunilkunnoth2012: Thank you for the visit and for your encouraging comments.

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    Sunil Kumar Kunnoth 5 years ago from Calicut (Kozhikode, South India)

    Excellent work. Congrats.

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    Ishwaryaa Dhandapani 5 years ago from Chennai, India

    @ Natashalh: Hi. I have heard of this famous tv show the Ramayana. These comics bring the magic of Indian cultural heritage and enthralled readers, including me. Thank you for reading and sharing your interesting views. Take care.

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    Ishwaryaa Dhandapani 5 years ago from Chennai, India

    @ tammyswallow:Hi. Good to hear that you are interested in Indian culture and literature. Honestly, I have not heard of Rumi...will check him out in Wikipedia. These comics are interesting and taught me much more about my Indian heritage. Thank you for the visit and sharing your engaging views. Take care.

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    Natasha 5 years ago from Hawaii

    It's amazing to me how popular old stories can be, like the TV show about the Ramayana that everyone went to strike to bring back when it was canceled! Cool hub - thanks for sharing this information.

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    Tammy 5 years ago from North Carolina

    I always wanted to take a world literature class on Indian literature. One of my favorite poets is Rumi and I adore his spiritual poetry. This is a very unique look into a new culture. Excellent hub!

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    Ishwaryaa Dhandapani 5 years ago from Chennai, India

    @ anusujith: Good to hear that this hub reminded you of your reading times. Thank you for the visit and read.

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    Anoop Aravind A 5 years ago from Nilambur, Kerala, India

    In my childhood i used to read Malayalam Amar Chithrakatha. Also "Digest". They are educational edition. There I developed my reading habit.

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    Ishwaryaa Dhandapani 5 years ago from Chennai, India

    @ Peggy W: These comics are popular among Indian readers. They taught a great deal about India's mythology and history. I still enjoy reading them even now!

    Thank you for visiting and sharing your insightful viewpoints. Take care.

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    Ishwaryaa Dhandapani 5 years ago from Chennai, India

    @ Ruchira: Nice to hear that you still saved them. I too had them with me and saved them for my children in the future! Thank you for reading and commenting. Take care.

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    Peggy Woods 5 years ago from Houston, Texas

    This was interesting to me as I was not familiar with those particular comics. Every part of the world must share in the delight of comics and when they can actually teach something...that is good. Useful and interesting votes.

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    Ruchira 5 years ago from United States

    ahaha...brought back my memories. Thanks ishwaryaa.

    actually, I still have them saved in some place in my mom's home in india :)

    voted up indeed.

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    Ishwaryaa Dhandapani 5 years ago from Chennai, India

    @ Sandy Frost: Thank you for reading and commenting. Glad it brought back your childhood memories. Take care.

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    Sandy Frost 5 years ago from India

    Very informative hub. It reminds us our childhood days when we were comics freaks. Thank you for providing such information.

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    Ishwaryaa Dhandapani 5 years ago from Chennai, India

    Thank you for stopping by and reading this hub. Amar Chitra katha comics retell not only Hindu stories which are dominant in these comic-series but also some Buddhist stories and some folktales from foreign countries.

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    Ishwaryaa Dhandapani 5 years ago from Chennai, India

    Thank you for your visit and your brief story. Amar chitra katha comics continue to be popular even now which helped in preserving our Indian culture.

    Take care.

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    raciniwa 5 years ago from Naga City, Cebu

    i always admire the well defined richness of Hindu culture...thanks for sharing...

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    JR Krishna 5 years ago from India

    I love Amar Chitra Katha. All the children in our house used to compete and quarrel for who will get the book first to read!

    I feel nostalgic.

    Thank you for SHARING:)

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    Ishwaryaa Dhandapani 5 years ago from Chennai, India

    @ Docmo: Thank u for your visit and comments. Glad to know that this brought back your childhood memories.

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    Mohan Kumar 5 years ago from UK

    Ah, this brings back memories. I devoured all these as a child growing up in Chennai along with Muthu comics and Indrajal and Classics Illustrated. Thanks for the memories. I've written about Rip Kirby and Classics illustrated here in hubs too! Great hub, voted up.

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    Ishwaryaa Dhandapani 5 years ago from Chennai, India

    @ cebutouristspot: Thank u. Hindu mythology passed from generation to generation thanks to well-preserved scriptures on temples and caves,ancient Indian sacred texts and story-telling by elderly family-members to children.

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    Ishwaryaa Dhandapani 5 years ago from Chennai, India

    @ Brett.Tescol: Thank u for visiting. I am always fascinated with mythology. Yes, it is good to share our cultures and children should be aware of various cultures from different countries.

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    cebutouristspot 5 years ago from Cebu

    I am always amaze how Mythology are fabricated and how they were manage to be pass through generation after generation and Hindu mythology is no exception. Those are interesting books and voted as such. Thanks for sharing.

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    Brett Caulton 5 years ago from Thailand

    Interesting hub, I think that parents should make a concious effort to share other cultures with their children and these comics provide a great way to do it!

    Thanks for SHARING.

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    Ishwaryaa Dhandapani 5 years ago from Chennai, India

    @ Nell Rose: Thank u for your encouraging comments. I got Horrible Histories- they are really fascinating! These Amar Chitra Katha comics appeal to all ages. Even now i re-read them- after all, any comics of any genre can be read over again and again as they got captivating pictures and dialogue-bubbles. U will surely enjoy these comics-series as much as i did!

    Have a nice day.

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    Ishwaryaa Dhandapani 5 years ago from Chennai, India

    @ John Sarkis: Glad You enjoyed it! Thank u for visiting and commenting.

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    Nell Rose 5 years ago from England

    Hi, Anant Pai was a very clever man, there is no better way to teach children than putting it down in a comic form. Even I would collect these as an adult, they would fascinate me, I never realised that you had Horrible Histories over there! I love that tv program even though its for children too. Reading these comics will make Indian myths legends and history so easy to understand, love it, I want to start collecting them myself! I used to collect comics when I was young, and prefered the history ones, so that's why, great stuff! thanks! rated up, and everything! cheers nell

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    John Sarkis 5 years ago from Los Angeles, CA

    Great advice for people with children. Enjoyed it

    John

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    Ishwaryaa Dhandapani 5 years ago from Chennai, India

    @ John Sarkis: Thank u. Glad this hub is useful to u. Your newphews and nieces will surely enjoy these comics-series as much as i did! Take care.

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    Ishwaryaa Dhandapani 5 years ago from Chennai, India

    @ dinkan53: Thank u. Amar Chitra Katha comics too are part of my cherished childhood book collection.

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    John Sarkis 5 years ago from Los Angeles, CA

    Great hub. Thanks for the advice. I'll share it with my nieces and nephews, since I have no children of my own.

    Take care

    John

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    dinkan53 5 years ago from India

    Went through my childhood days, as I waited for the paperboy coming in his old bicycle with my dearest amar chitra kada book. Thanks for giving a chance to go through that sweet old days. Voted up and interesting.

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    Ishwaryaa Dhandapani 5 years ago from Chennai, India

    @ molometer: Thank u. I am honoured by your comments. Amar Chitra Katha Comics are a great favourite among many Indian readers, including me. These comics-series now target the Foreign readers and expand their knowledge about India's cultural heritage. Have a good day!

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    molometer 5 years ago

    Thanks for sharing this fascinating side to your cultural history. How this great writer wove the old tales and fables into modern life.

    We can all learn from this knowledge. I read the Mahabharata, many many years ago. I still have the book. I may just read it again.

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    Ishwaryaa Dhandapani 5 years ago from Chennai, India

    @ Twilightdream: Thank u for your encouraging comments.

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    Ishwaryaa Dhandapani 5 years ago from Chennai, India

    @ Anil and Honey: Thank u.

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    Ishwaryaa Dhandapani 5 years ago from Chennai, India

    @ Vinaya Ghimire: Thank u for visiting.

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    TwilightDream 5 years ago from Chennai, India

    This hub is really an eye-opener about India's ancient scriptures through Amar Chitra Katha, to the whole world. Very suitable pictures. Thanks for sharing.

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    Anil 5 years ago from Kerala

    Dear Iswarya,your idea is very good, you can improve our(indian)dignity,thanks

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    Vinaya Ghimire 5 years ago from Nepal

    As a child I read Amar Chitra Katha, which later lured me into Hindu Epics like Ramayana and Mahabharata. Unfortunately, I lost my collection when we moved our house.

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