50 Must Read Indian Stories


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For half a century, Amar Chitra Katha has played a vital role in telling children about India’s epics and mythology, about India’s history – forgotten and known, about the great men and women of India who are our icons, and has retold folktales and fables from every corner of this land. This five-volume set, containing some of our best work, will take you on a fantastic journey in time, through the world of Amar Chitra Katha

This pack contains 5 books

Volume 1:• Our epics and mythology are our heritage; ancient, precious and revered. The Ramayana, the Mahabharata and the Puranas hold, within their immense structure, hundreds of captivating stories. How did Kubera lose the Pushpaka Viman? Why did Kumbhakarna sleep for six months at a stretch? Why was Amba determined to take revenge across lifetimes? What is the true message of the Bhagwad Gita Amar Chitra Katha has put together ten stories that will take you into the fantastical world of Indian mythology.

Volume 2: Fables and folktales are created to teach lessons. Lessons nestled into between humour and drama, designed to help us in life’s journey. The stories from the Hitopadesha or the Jataka tales have lasted centuries, from the time of oral storytelling to modern mediums of communication. The anecdotes of Birbal and Tenali Raman tell us about the importance of wit and a presence of mind. Amar Chitra Katha has put together ten such tales from Indian folklore and is a must-read for everyone who enjoys immaculate wit and innate wisdom in storytelling

Volume 3: When Ashoka looked at the destruction on the battlefield in Kalinga, something changed inside him. When Gandhi was thrown off the train in South Africa, his life took an unanticipated turn. History is filled with stories about events in the lives of great men and women, moments of enlightenment that changed their lives and, through them, the lives of others. Amar Chitra Katha brings you ten such stories from the country’s history, that helped define what it means to be an Indian today

Volume 4: The cities and towns of India have stories to tell; stories that blur the lines between fact and fiction. The Konark temple was built by Narasimha Deva I in honour of the Sun god, where as per mythology, Krishna’s son, Samba had built a temple to Surya. Thanjavur’s origins is linked to the asura Thanjan, slain by Vishnu himself, who asked that a beautiful town come up at the spot while dying. Years later, the Brihadeeswara temple was built there by Raja Raja Chola I, founding the temple city standing today. Amar Chitra Katha brings you ten such stories steeped in history, made more beautiful by mythology.

Volume 5: Compassion and courage, intelligence and integrity; these have been the hallmark of the women of India. Rani Lakshmibai fought the British like a tigress. Razia Sultan was the first woman to sit on the throne of Delhi, defying patriarchy. Mother Theresa lived her message of compassion by caring for the poorest of the poor. Amar Chitra Katha tells the stories of ten extraordinary women from India's history and how they defied all odds to become the legends they are today.

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50 Must Read Indian Stories
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Facts & Trivia–

ACK has sold more than 90 million copies in 20 Indian languages.

Amar Chitra Katha was the first publication to combine the comics art style with ancient Indian stories.

Lord Vishnu Has a Thousand Names!

Anant Pai, our founder-editor, wanted to acquaint Indian children with their heritage. He believed that it would help develop self esteem.

The first 10 ACKs were European fairytales! The first Indian story started with 'Krishna', ACK no.11.

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