Amar Chitra Katha

The Amar Chitra Katha of 1857: The Nation in the Comic

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EXTRACT I am a child of Amar Chitra Katha (ACK hereafter). Growing up in the 1980s, poring over the ACK comics on history and mythology was one of the greatest delights of my childhood. The comics opened up a world of wonder from the past that first ignited my interest in history. My first mental […..]

THE COMIC MAKER OF INDIA

Late Gyani Zail Singh, then President of India releasing Mahamati Prannath in 1983 (Photo courtesy, Anant Pai)

I am a child of Amar Chitra Katha. Poring over the comics was one of the greatest delights of my childhood and Ananth Pai, who died last week, gave millions of us who grew up in the 1980s our first imaginaries of the past, our first mental maps of history and mythology. Despite the disdain […..]