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Adventures of Krishna - Paperback Comic Book
Lord Krishna is one of the most endearing deities of Indian mythology and considered to be one of the avatars of Lord Vishnu. Goddess Lakshmi, the divine consort of Lord Vishnu, was born upon earth as his companion during his many incarnations.

Krishna is, at times, the simple cowherd indulging the milkmaids in playful lbanter. At other times, he is the supreme intellectual – engaged in the exposition of the Gita philosophy. Krishna’s beguiling childish pranks and his dignified wisdom have, in turn, infjuenced the Hindu consciousness for centuries.

This Amar Chitra Katha valume brings to you three adventures of invincible Lord Krishna. The first title in this volume narrates the story of Narakasura whose deeds were so dark that his name has always been identified as a symbol of darkness. Many who celebrate the festival of lights, deepavali, believe they are actually rejoicing the death of Naraka and the consequent emancipation of all good spirits.

The second story deals with Jarasndha, who was the emperor of northern India at a time when the Pandavas ruled Indraprastha. Most of the kings of North India had acknowledged Jarasandha’s suzerainty out of fear. To establish the supremacy of the Pandavas, it was necessary to subdue him. Although Jarasandha was considered unconquerable, he had a vital flaw only known to Krishna. How the lord brought about the fall of the mighty and evil emperor is narrated in this tale. The third tale is about Paundraka Vaasudeva, who shared his name with Krishna Vaasudeva. His sycophants made him believe that he was as strong and powerful as Krishna and, in fact, that he was perhaps the real Vishnu incarnate. How he fell into disgrace and met with disaster is fold in this story. All the three stories in this volume are based on the Bhagawat Purana.
Lord Krishna is one of the most endearing deities of Indian mythology and considered to...
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Amar Singh Rathor - Amar Chitra Katha
Rajasthan and Bundelkhan abound in stories of valour and sacrifice. Names like Rana Pratap and Chhatrasal are the bright lights that dazzle like the sun. but there are smaller stars as well, like Alha-Udal and Bappa Rawal, to whom history accords a brief tribute. Amar Singh Rathor belongs to this galaxy of stars.

Amar Singh Rathor, a brave Rajput warrior, was the Commander of Shah Jahan’s army, and was held in great esteem by the Mughal Emperor himself. He was brave with a great sense of self-worth. As long as Shah Jahan honoured him, he fulfilled his duties zealously. But when the king. Tricked by his jealous and scheming courtiers, hurt Amar Singh Rathor’s pride and self-respect, he fought the emperor with his small but courageous army and died a martyr’s death.

The story in this Amar Chitra Katha is about Amar Singh Rathor’s brave death, and the ensuing battle by two valiant young lads to bring back his body form Shah Jahan. It is based on the bood Amar Singh Rathor by the late Shri Gheesaram.
Rajasthan and Bundelkhan abound in stories of valour and sacrifice. Names like Rana Pratap and...
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Chandra Shekhar Azad - Amar Chitra Katha
Chandra Shekhar Azad was a great revolutionary who lived and died for the Motherland. When Ramprasad Bismil, the leader of the Uttar Pradesh Revolutionaries, was caught and hanged by the British for his role in the Kakori conspiracy, Azad assumed the leadership.

Azad eluded the British for ten years. Together with his band of dedicated young men he fought to liberate India form the foreign rules. The activities of Azad and his associates contributed in no small measure to the awakening of the Indian masses – a task which the national leaders of the day were trying to achieve through peaceful means.

Azad had a strong physique, plenty of common sense and patriotic zeal. The British described him as a terrorist. But he considered himself a freedom fighter. Though the national leaders of the time did not approve of his cult of violence, they had great affection and regard for Azad.
Chandra Shekhar Azad was a great revolutionary who lived and died for the Motherland. When...
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Chandragupta Maurya - Amar Chitra Katha
Nearly 2300 years ago, Chandragupta Maurya brought about the political unification of north India and established an empire that successfully resisted the Macedonian invasion. His empire extended form Mysore (present-day Karnataka) in the south to the dorders of Persia (present-day Iran) in the northwest.

Many Legends describe the early career of Chandragupta, making it difficult to distinguish fact form fantasy in the stories about his later years. But what remains true is that he was the first true emperor of India, as no king before him had ever built such a vast kingdom.

Vishakhadatta’s famous play on Chandragupta, Mudra Rakshasa, was written in the 9th century AD. Two Sanskrit works followed this, nearly 700 years later – Mudra Rakshasa Katha by Mahadeva Tirtha of Tanjore and Mudra Rakshasa Katha Sara by Ravikartana of Kerala, both of which serve as introductions to earlier play.
Kempu Narayana, a scholar at the court of Krishnaraja Wedeyar III of Mysore, made a study of these works on chandragupta, and 1823, wrote mudra Manjusha in Kannada. This Amar Chitra Katha is based on Kempu Narayana’s pioneering work. Though Chandragupta was born in the north, he spent his last days at Shravanabelagola in
Nearly 2300 years ago, Chandragupta Maurya brought about the political unification of north India and...
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Nachiketa and Other Stories

The three stories depicted here are from the Upanishads, which are also called Vedanta or "the end of the Veda". This is because they from the last branch of Vedic literature where one finds in them the final aim of the Vedas- that of self-realisation.


The first story is that of young Nachiketa, who struggles to comprehend the truth of life and death. He approaches Yama, the God of Death, and is tested by the Lord before found worthy of divine instruction. The second story is about Satyakama's search for the ultimate reality or "Brahman". Here, nature is the best teacher as Satyakama experiences Brahman directly rather than through verbal instruction by his guru, Gautama. In the third story, Prajapati - the father, the guru and the guide - utters a single syllable "DA" as instruction to the dissatisfied gods, humans and demons who are seeking contentment and peace. "DA" was understood and interpreted differently by the pupils in light of their own experiences.


These three stories are, in essence, about the guru and the pupil, where one who embarks on the path of true knowledge surely achieves it.

The three stories depicted here are from the Upanishads, which are also called Vedanta or...
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Valmiki's Ramayana - The Great Indian Epic
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Tales of Birbal - Paperback Comic Book
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Tales of the Mother Goddess - Comic Book
In the Hindu pantheon, Shiva represents the supreme consciousness as well as the male principle which acquires the power to create and destroy the elements only in conjunction with Shakti, the female principle. Thus Shiva’s consort is the manifestation of the supreme consciousness.

This Amar Chitra Katha special issue narrates three powerful tales of the Mother Goddess.

In the first story, Brahma and Vishnu are keen to see the ascetic Lord Shiva married. They appeal to Goddess Uma to Become Shiva’s consort and she is thus born to Brahma’s son Daksha. She is named Sati. With severe penances, young Sati wins the love of Shiva and they marry. Later, when Daksha insults Shiva, the ever-dutiful Sati immolates herself as she wishes to be reborn to a father she can respect.

True to her word, Sati is reborn as Parvati in the second story of this volume. She is the daughter of the great Mountain King, Himavat, and the lovely nymph, Menaka. Parvati fervently woos Shiva with charm, penance and servitude, in turn. The help of Kama, the God of Love, is also engaged in the romantic tale. Eventually, Parvati is united with her beloved Shiva, never to be separated form him again.
The third part of this volume narrates three tales of the mighty Goddess Durga. Shakti, the female principle, activated Shiva and therefore worshipped as Durga, the personification of universal energy. The worship of Durga can be traced to the mother worship of the ancient pre-Aryan cults. Durga is created form the powerful rays of lights that emanated form the faces of all the Gods. Her thousand arms carry the greatest of all the Gods’ weapons – Shiva’s trident, Vishnu’s discus and Indra’s thunderbolt, among other. In essence, Parvati, Durga, Ambika and Kali or Chamundi are all powerful manifestations of the supreme female Shakti.
In the Hindu pantheon, Shiva represents the supreme consciousness as well as the male principle...
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More Tale from The Panchatantra - Comic Book
It is believed that Pandit Vishnu Sharma, a great Hindu scholar, wrote the Panchatantra in about 200 BC. But in all probability the tales by themselves could be much older. Some of them date back to the period of the Vedas and the Upanishads (1500 BC to 500 BC).

The Panchatantra is woven around the frame of a tale about a king who entrusts his three dull sons to a learned man, Vishnu Sharma. The Brahmin takes them to his hermitage where he recites specially composed tales, divided into Panchatantras or five systems, on dealings with people.

There are several versions of the Panchatantra. ‘The Dullard and other Stories’ as well as ‘Panchatantra – the Greedy Mother-in-Law’ in the special issue are derived from the version in Kannada by Durga Simha (12th Century Ad).
It is believed that Pandit Vishnu Sharma, a great Hindu scholar, wrote the Panchatantra in...
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Dasha Avatar - Paperback Comic Book
In Puranic lore, Vishnu is the preserver of the universe and the cosmic order. The Dasha Avatar is the Puranic story of the ten incarnations of Vishnu who descends to the terrestrial world to establish stability and order, time and again. The avatars occur in a sequence – the first was matsya or fish representing life in water, followed by kurma or turtle signifying life in water and on land, then varaha or boor alluding to terrestrial life and so on. The sequence of the avatars could be taken to symbolize various stages in the evolution of life culminating in the advent of the perfect being.
In Puranic lore, Vishnu is the preserver of the universe and the cosmic order. The...
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King Kusha - A Buddhist Tale
The Jatakas, on which the present title is based, is a collection of 550 stories included in the Pali canon. They are tales in which the life of the Bodhisattva in his previous births is narrated. The Bodhisattva is one, who by performing virtuous, kind and intelligent acts, aspires to become a Buddha (enlightened one).

The Jataka tales are based on legends, ballads and folklore of ancient India. We cannot assign a definite date to the Jataka stories. Taking into account archaeological and literary evidence, it seems likely that they were compiled in the period between 3rd century BC and 5th century AD. The Jataka tales provide invaluable information about ancient Indian civilization, culture and philosophy.

The Jataka stories have been very popular in the Buddhist world. These stories have been translated into almost all the languages of Buddhist countries, such as Chinese, Tibetan, Sinhalese, Siamese, Burmese, Japanese, and also into many modern European languages. Thesestories have inspired painting and sculpture in ancient India and in other Buddist countries. Sanchi, Bharhut, Amaravati and Ajanta in India, Borobudur in Java, Pegan in Burma and Sukhodaya in Thailand bear testimony to the popularity of these tales.

King Kusha is an adaptation of the Kusha Jataka. It is a romantic account of the ugly but wise and talented King Kusha of Kushavati and his love for the beautiful but vain Princess Brabhavati of Sagala.
The Jatakas, on which the present title is based, is a collection of 550 stories...
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Savitri - Amar Chitra Katha
The story of Savitri and Satyavan is from the great epic Mahabharata. It is one of the many told by Saga Markandeya to the Pandavas while they were in exile. Yudhishthira, the eldest Pandava prince, was depressed at witnessing the trials and tribulations of their wife Draupadi, whose devotion to her husbands remained constant despite her sufferings.

Markandeya explained to Yudhishthira that regardless of what one may have to suffer, the chastity and devotion of women will ultimately bring triumph to their loved ones and themselves. Draupadi’s goodness therefore, would ultimately deliver the five Pandava princes from their misfortunes, just as the chaste Savitri’s staunch devotion to her husband, but also to her parents and her husband’s parents. It was her intense devotion that gave her the strength to influence even Yama, the very God of Death, to release Satyavan from his clutches.
The story of Savitri and Satyavan is from the great epic Mahabharata. It is one...
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Uloopi - Amar Chitra Katha Comic
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Malavika - A Sanskrit Classic
The story Malavika is based on poet-writer Kalidasa’s play Malavikagnimitra. Kalidasa is respected as one of the greatest poets and playwrights of all time. Scholars are not quite certain about the date in which kalidasa lived and wrote. From the 6th century BC to the 10th century AD, various dates various dates are proved and disproved to be the period in which Kalidasa lived. But when it comes to Kaladasa’s writings, there are no two opinions – they are unanimously considered exquisite.

As Kaladasa’s first play, malavikagnimtra has more of the young enthusiastic writer’s sense of fun, play and intrigue than the spectacular imagery and poetic expressions displayed in his later works. Kaladasa was a court poet and the play receals his first grand experience of the intrigue and cunning, and the jealousy, love and valour that rage behind royal curtains.

The poet’s more memorable works are abhijanna-Shakuntalam, Ritusamhara, Raghuvamsh, Kumarasambhava, Vikramorvashiya and famous Meghduta, which is matchless work of poetry. Kalidasa is respected all over the world as one of the greatest poets and playwrights. Some of his works have been translated into almost all the major languages of the world.
The story Malavika is based on poet-writer Kalidasa’s play Malavikagnimitra. Kalidasa is respected as one...
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Gopal The Jester - Paperback Comic Book
This Amar Chitra Katha contains seven short stories about Gopal Bhand, the clever barber, who could be described as the “Birbal of Bengal”. Gopal’s native shrewdness helped him turn every situation to his advantage to the Nawab of Murshidabad. Whenever the eccentric Nawab gave Krishna Chandra an impossible assignment, it was Gopal who came to the king’s rescue. Stories about him are extremely popular, particularly in Bengal and Bihar.

The stories in this book are varied. In one, Gopal outwits the Nawab, much to the delight of his king, while in another he pilfers sweets form the local sweet shop. From time to time, Gopal traps a group of dacoits, solves the king’s dilemmas and even manages to change the flow of conversation in the entire town! Being the king’s favorite, however, did not turn his head. He mingled freely with the common people and often helped them too. That explains the popularity of this folk-hero to this day.
This Amar Chitra Katha contains seven short stories about Gopal Bhand, the clever barber, who...
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Guru Tegh Bahadur - Amar Chitra Katha
Tegh Bahadur become the Guru of the Sikhs at a time when the Mughal Emperor, Aurangzeb’s policy of religious intolerance and persecution had antagonized vast sections of his subjects. The Jat peasantry took up arms in the district of Mathura. The Satnamis rebelled in the Punjab but these rebellions were mercilessly crushed. In the Deccan however, Shivaji’s powers continued to be on the rise and in 1674, he proclaimed himself king. This made Aurangzeb even more ruthless in his religious persecution.

When the Hindus of Kashmir were denied the freedom to follow their faith, they approached Guru Tegh Bahadur for help and guidance. More than four hundred years ago religious intolerance and persecution was common all over the world. It was at this period of time that the Guru carried the conviction that every individual must have the freedom to follow the faith of his or her choice. He wrote to the emperor, reminding him that the Holy Koran does not sanction forcible conversion. He expressed his willingness to hold discussions on the subject with the emperor and his advisers on matters of religion. He said, “If they succeed in converting me to their opinion, I will embrace your Islam and all the Hindus too might do the same. If on the contrary, they do not succeed I converting me to their opinion, then I request that henceforth all religious persecution should be stopped.”

Great ingenuity was used in devising new kinds of torture for the Guru and his closest disciples. But Aurangzeb failed to crush their spirit. Thus the Guru laid down his life for a great principle, which today is cherished by people in most parts of the world. Even to this day, he is remembered as Hind-di-chadar (literally, the coverlet of India), protector of India’s honor.
Tegh Bahadur become the Guru of the Sikhs at a time when the Mughal Emperor,...
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Gandhari - Amar Chitra Katha
Stories of many great women, their achievements andtheir sufferings, are recounted in the Ramayana and the Mahabharata. Sita, Kunti and Draupadi are among the better known. These women went through several painful ordeals, but they had just one hope to sustain them – they had noble children.

The case of Gandhari, the mother of the Kauravas is different. She was a good woman who gave birth to wicked sons. There was treachery all around her. Her husband was weak and ambitious, her brother Shakuni, was an arch-villain and her hundred sons were filled with hatred and violence. She stood among them, for virtue and truth – like a solitary lotus in a marshy swamp.
Stories of many great women, their achievements andtheir sufferings, are recounted in the Ramayana and...
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Bikal The Terrible- The Tale of Frightened Tiger
Bikal is the original ‘He-Who-Must-Not-Be-Named’. The best way to ward off Bikal the Terrible is to avoid taking his name. The word bikal inspires such fear and awe that even a figer gets scared of Bikal and tamely allws himself to be fooled by two daredevils. This is a delightful folktale from Madhya Pradesh.
Bikal is the original ‘He-Who-Must-Not-Be-Named’. The best way to ward off Bikal the Terrible is...
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Birbal The Clever - Tale of Birbal
Birbal had proved himself to be the mast reliable minister at court, time and again. He dispensed justice, dealt diplomatically with other rulers, led military expeditions and composed poetry. In addition, he also rescued Akbar from the dangers of arrogance and unfettered power. Most importantly, he made the Great Mughal Laugh.
Birbal had proved himself to be the mast reliable minister at court, time and again....
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Crows and Owls - a Collection of Panchatantra Tales
Pandit Vishnu Sharma found an ideal teaching tool – tales from a collection he called the Panchatantra. Gently guiding his pupils towards a life of honour and nobility, his fables provided joyful entertainment as well. They are read even today, 2000 years later, by peoples of diverse cultures in various languages. All that is foolish as well as unkind in the human character is starkly revealed, together with some useful advice: pick your friends wisely!
Pandit Vishnu Sharma found an ideal teaching tool – tales from a collection he called...
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The Tiger and The Woodpecker
Telugu, a vibrant language even in medieval times, produced the distinguished poet manchana. His stories are all delightful lessons in wisdom. Some teach us the value of honour while others tell us that might is not always right. We see a tiny rat outwitting a venomous serpent and then an old turtle saving his friends from a greedy eagle. Read on to learn a trick or two.
Telugu, a vibrant language even in medieval times, produced the distinguished poet manchana. His stories...
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Shivaji - Paperback Comic Book
During the seventeenth century, the Mughals reigned supreme over Northern Central India. In the Deccan endless battles went on between other kings like Adil Shah of Bijapr and chiefs like the Nawab of Janjira. The common man suffered at the hands of the officers as well as the marauding Khans and Sardars. Even the seal of such fighting races as the Rajputs had been suppressed by centuries of slavery under Mughal rule. Many of them had become mere puppets, holding posts of honour under their royal masters.

At such a peiod was Shivaji born. He was the son of an incredible brave father and wise and loving mother. These two and teacher named Dadoji were the moulding influences on shivaji’s character. The boy showed and uncommon understanding of the happenings around him. The wicked deeds of the ruling class made him angry and restless. The flame of freedom burnt in the little boy’s heart. He collected around him a band of devoted followers and as they grew up they swore to throw off the yoke of alien rule.

How shivaji carried out his ambitious plans with success, is told in pictures in the following pages.
During the seventeenth century, the Mughals reigned supreme over Northern Central India. In the Deccan...
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jataka Tales - Elephant Stories
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Krishna and the False Vaasudeva - Paperback Comic Book
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Krishnadeva Raya - Paperback Comic Book
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Jataka Tales - The Mouse Merchant
The Jataka tales, on which the present title is based, is a collection of 550 stories included in the Pali canon. They are tales of the life of the Bodhisattva in his previous births. The Bodhisattva is one, who by performing virtuous, kind and intelligent acts, aspires to become a Buddha (enlightened one). He comes in many forms – man, monkey, deer, elephant, lion. Whatever his mortal body, he spreads the message of justice and wisdom, tempered with compassion. This wisdom, of right thinking and right living, is preserved in the Jataka stories.

The Jataka tales are based on the ballads, legends and folklore of ancient Inida. A definite date cannot be assigned to the Jataka stories. Taking into account archaeological and literary evidence, it seems likely that they were compiled in the period between the 3rd century BC and 5th century AD. The Jataka tales provide invaluable information about ancient India civilization, culture and philosophy.

This Amar Chitra Katha contains three stories. ‘The Mouse Merchant’ provides a lesson in patience, perseverance and ingenuity, where a poor young man makes his fortune with a dead rat. ‘The Invaluable treasure’ is a charming tale about a destitute water-carrier who earns half a kingdom. ‘The Right Moment’ is a quick test wit.
The Jataka tales, on which the present title is based, is a collection of 550...
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Jataka Tales - Monkey Stories - Paperback Comic Book
The Jataka tales, on which the present title is based, is a collection of 550 stories included in the pali canon. They are tales in which the Bodhisattva in his previous births is narrated. The Bodhisattva is one, who by performing virtuous, kind and intelligent acts, aspires to become a Buddha (enlightened one). The Bodhisattva came in many form – man, monkey, deer, elephant, lion. This wisdom, the wisdom of right thinking and right living, is preserved in the Jataka stories.

The Jataka tales are based on folklore, legends and ballads of ancient India. We connot assign a definite date to the Jataka stories. Taking into account archaeological and literary evidence, is seems likely that they were compiled in the period between 3rd century BC and 5th century AD. The Jataka tales provide invaluable information about ancient India civilization, culture and philosoph.
The Jataka tales, on which the present title is based, is a collection of 550...
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Jataka Tales - Jackal Stories
All living creatures die to be born again, so the Hindus believe. Siddhartha, who became the Buddha, was no exception. It is believed that several lifetimes as a Bodhisattva go into the making of Buddha, the Enlightened one. The Bodhisattva is one, who by performing virtuous, kind and intelligent acts, aspires to become a Buddha. The Bodhisattva came in many forms – man, monkey, deer, elephant, lion. Whatever his mortal body, he spreads the message of justice and wisdom, tempered with compassion

This wisdom, the wisdom of right thinking and right living, is preserved in the Hataka stories. The Jataka tales, on which the present title is based, is a collection of 550 stories included in the Pali canon. These are based on folklore, legends and ballads of ancient India. We cannot assign a definite date to the Jataka stories. Taking into account archaeological and literary evidence, it seems likely that they were compiled in the period between 3rd century BC and 5th century AD. The Jataka tales provide invaluable information about Indian civilization, culture and philosophy.

This volume of jackal stories will keep children amused, while never failing to point out the ultimate triumph of good over evil
All living creatures die to be born again, so the Hindus believe. Siddhartha, who became...
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Jataka Tales - Deer Stories
All living creatures die to be born again, so the Hindus believe. Siddhartha, who became the Buddha, was no exception. It is believed that several lifetimes as a Bodhisattva go into the making of Buddha, the Enlightened One. The Bodhisattva is one, who be performing virtuous, kind and intelligent acts, aspires to become a Buddha. The Bodhisattva came in many forms – man, monkey, deer, elephant, lion. Whatever his mortal body, he spreads the message of justice and wisdom, tempered with compassion.

This wisdom, the wisdom of right thinking and right living, is preserved in the jataka stories the jataka tales, on which the present title is based, is a collection of 550 stories date to the jataka stories. Taking into account archaeological and literary evidence, it seems likely they were compiled in the period between 3rd century BC and 5th century AD. The jataka tales provide invaluable information about ancient India civilization, culture and philosophy.

The volume of deer stories will keep the children amused, while never failing to point out the ultimate triumph of good over evil.
All living creatures die to be born again, so the Hindus believe. Siddhartha, who became...
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Birbal the Genius - Paperback Comic Book
Birbal’s sharp intellect saw him rise to a prominent position as a minister in the court of the Mughal Emperor Akbar. His wit and wisdom endeared him not only to Akbar, but also to a vast majority of the subjects of the Mughal Empire. He had the rare distinction of achieving immense popularity during his lifetime, next only to that of Akbar. He was a fair administrator, a brave soldier and, perhaps what pleased Akbar the most, a good jester.

This Amar Chitra Katha narrates some amusing anecdotes of Birbal’s quick wit, sharp thinking and his sense of fairness and justice. It is his fine discriminatory sense that draw Akbar’s attention in the first story of this volume. Thereafter, as one of the nine gems of Akbar’s court, Birbal truly shines.

The fact that Birbal was also a good poet is little known. He wrote under the pen name ‘Brahma’ and collection of his poems is preserved in the Bharatpur Museum. Though popularly known as Birbal his real name was Maheshdas. It is believed that he belonged to a poor Brahmin family of Trivikrampur (now known as Tikawanpur), on the banks of the River Yamuna. His phenomenal success made many courtiers jealous and, if popular accounts are to be believed, they were constantly plotting against him.

According to legend, even his death, while leading a large military expedition to Afghanistan, was result of treachery. Though he was killed in battle, the expedition was successful and managed to subdue the turbulent province. Akbar was so moved when he heard of Birbal’s death that he burst forth into a couplet and lamented, “Birbal, you never hurt the helpless. You always gave them whatever you had. I am helpless now and yet you have left nothing for me.” Akbar found in Birbal a true friend and sympathizer.
Birbal’s sharp intellect saw him rise to a prominent position as a minister in the...
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Raman of Tanali - Paperback Comic Book
The triumph of wit over might, of brain over brawn, is a recurring theme in literature. Sometimes, as in the fable of David and Goliath, the gigantic Goliath is defeated with a sling and stone. But more often, like with Tenali Raman, it is done with nimble wit.

Tenali Raman was Telugu poet and jester at the court of King Krisnadevaraya of Vijayanagara. He was renowned as the “Birbal of the South” and many stories that have passed into folklore are attributed to him. Some of these are obviously invented to show his ready wit, like the one about his encounter with Goddess Kali.

This story describes the series of events that first bring the poor young lad Ramalingam of Tenali to the court of King Krishnadevaraya.
The triumph of wit over might, of brain over brawn, is a recurring theme in...
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Guru Arjan - The Man Who Knew No Fear
When Guru Ramdas chose his youngest son, Arjanmal, to succeed him as the fifth guru of the Sikhs, it created a lot of ill-will in his eldest son, Prithichand. But the choice was nt wrong. Guru Arjan was the very embodiment of love, humility and courage. His greatest sahib and construction of the Har Mandir Sahib in Amritar. He was the first Sikh martyr and by his death inspired his followers to uphold the truth under any pressure.
When Guru Ramdas chose his youngest son, Arjanmal, to succeed him as the fifth guru...
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Bheeshma - Paperback Comic Book
In ancient days, when the king was second only to God in power and authority, a young prince, Devavrata, declined a grand kingdom. He reinforced his refusal by a vow of celibacy so that no offspring of his could come forth to claim it either. He took this difficult decision to please his father Shantanu, and was thereafter hailed by the gods as “Bheeshma” “on the terrible oath”.

It is ironical that Bheeshma, who declined to be a king, wielded royal power longer than any other king of that dynasty. He was the regent for his stepbrothers and for his nephews. Yet, all his was not of his choosing – he had to rule despite his renunciation until duryodhana came of age.

It was perhaps because he had guarded Dhritarashtra’s throne all his life that he sided with Duryodhana against the Pandava princes in the great Mahabharata war and remained loyal to his king. Bheeshma commanded the Kaurava army, and as a soldier and a leader, he was invincible.
In ancient days, when the king was second only to God in power and authority,...
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Prahlad - Paperback Comic Book
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