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The pig and the Dog by Luis Fernandes
Kamala Chandrakant - 2011
Pleased, Brahma grants him the city of Vajra, and says that not even air will enter the city, unless Vajranabha wants it to. Now, powerful in his impregnable city, Vajranabha turns his sights on Indra's kingdom. Indra goes to Krishna for help. What Vajranabha does not realise is that his daughter, Prabhavati, has set her heart on marrying Pradyumna, the son of Krishna.
The Clever Dancer
One day, he sets off for Patliputra, with his friend Shashi, eager to debate with the scholars there. On the outskirts of the city, they meet a girl picking mangoes. She and Muladeva start arguing but the girl outwits him with ease and then, disappears. Enchanted by her quick replies and her intelligence Muladeva decides that he will not rest until he has found her, outsmarted her, and married her. In this story from the Kathasaritsagar, Muladeva's quest results in an elaborate and prolonged battle of wits.
Stories About Freedom Fighters: 5 in 1 (Amar Chitra Katha)
Anant Pai - 2011
The visionaries who helped translate this dream into reality were individuals who dared to put their thoughts into words and actions. Rabindranath Tagore, who through his writings urged Indians to strive for a free nation 'where the mind is without fear and the head is held high'. Mahatma Gandhi- Father of the Nation, whose non-violent struggle redefined the meaning of protest. Jayaprakash Narayan, who championed the cause of the oppressed even after independence. Babasaheb Ambedkar became the icon of the underprivileged. History, however, will remember him as the architect of India's Constitution. Jawaharlal Nehru - fiercely idealistic Indian who is still famous throughout the world today.
Raja Raja Chola (Amar Chitra Katha)
Sita Anantharaman - 1976
Quiet, firm and dependable he won the heart of every person he met. However, it was his hot-headed brother who was heir to the throne. But no one could stand in the way of what destiny had in store for the young prince. By the strangest twists of fate, Arul ascended the throne as Raja Raja Chola and proved to be one of the greatest rulers in the history of medieval India. During his 30-year-reign the Chola empire not only became a formidable maritime power but was also a hub of art and architecture.
Purushottam Dev and Padmavati
During a ride in a forest he meets and falls in love with Princess Padmavati of Kanchi. According to tradition, Purushottam Dev sweeps the chariot of Jagannath during the Car Festival. Padmavati's father is furious when he hears of this and refuses to marry his daughter to one who wields a broom. He humiliates Purushottam Dev who vows to take revenge despite his love for the princess. Padmavati despairs and is ready to end her life. But things suddenly take a turn for the better after Lord Jagannath himself assures Purushottam of his support.This Amar Chitra Katha is based on a legend from Orissa.
Indian FolkTales (Illustrated)
Maple Press - 2018
When it comes to Indian folk tales, the country of diverse religions, languages and cultures has a complete range of tales and short stories. This collection brings together stories of sacrifice, courage, might, deceit and righteousness that give a panoramic view of the rich cultural heritage of India. Read, absorb and enjoy this wonderful collection of all-time tales.
The Elusive Kaka
Later, the memory of the hills and forests which are his home call him back. Kacha goes back to his people and is made the Kaka or village chief. However, the Hegade or feudal lord authorised to collect tribute on behalf of the king, exploits the villagers by demanding in excess and keeping more than half for himself. Kacha is determined to fight this tyranny. The Elusive Kaka is adapted from the Kannada play, Kakana Kote, written by Masti Venkatesha Iyengar. It speaks of the bond that the Kurubas have with the forest and how they must fight to preserve it, if they must preserve themselves.
Meera Ugra - 2011
Would he succeed in killing the noble Rama and Lakshmana? Not while Hanuman was around, for this faithful friend had a trick or two of his own. The Bengali "Krittivasa Ramayana" written by poet Krittivasa in the 15th century describes how Hanuman manages to get around the wily sorcerer's schemes.
While sheltering in a temple, he meets Durgesh Nandini, the daughter of a Bengali nobleman and falls deeply in love with her. Unfortunately, her father is a sworn enemy of Jagat Singh's father.In this climate of war and hatred, will their love survive. Durgesh Nandini is an adaptation of a novel, written by Bankim Chandra Chattopadhyay (1838-1894).
The Deadly Feast: Jataka Tales - Wisdom Conquers All
Yagya Sharma - 1988
Scheming rivals, foolish rulers and wicked courtiers leave him undaunted. He can organise king Vaideha's security, a network of spies and a royal wedding with equal flair. so, when a deadly plot is revealed, it is Aushadha who swings into action.
Indu Jain - 1984
He would choose as his minister the man who could keep a ram for one month without allowing it to lose or gain any weight. Jinadatta was a man who followed instructions blindly and found himself struggling with losses. These two characters feature in the two tales taken from Jain texts written in the 10th and 14th centuries.
Param Vir Chakra
Reena Ittyerah Puri
It is only the most fearless who can summon the will to stand their ground and fight the enemy in the face of death. Only the bravest can challenge the ultimate sacrifice, so that no one else has to.Amar Chitra Katha tells the stories of 21 fearless heroes, for whom their own lives were less important than the sovereignty of India, and the safety of their fellow citizens. 21 stirring tales of bravery, courage and sacrifice, that need to be told and remembered, as an inspiration for generations to come.