Amar Chitra Katha Collection

Amar Chitra Katha is one of the famous comic series in India which was founded in 1967. The comic book was made as an attempt to learned Indians their own cultural heritage and folklore.

Behind The Foundation

Anant Pai this man is behind the beginning of the comic series. Now I’m telling you the off-told story behind the foundation.

Once Anant Pai was shocked when he saw in a quiz contest aired on Doordarshan in 1967 that Indian students could answer the question about Greek and Roman Mythology. Besides they are unable to answer questions of their own history, mythology, and folklore. They didn’t know who was Rama’s mother in Ramayana.

After the circumstance, Anant decided he did something to learn Indian people about their own cultural heritage. Then he founded Amar Chitra Kotha.

Initially, the comics series wasn’t written in the English language. The first ten was written in Kannada and it gained huge commercial success.

Then the magazine head office in Mumbai decided that they published it in English. They brought Anant Pai and he made a wonderful team.

In 1970, it was selling 7,00,000 copies monthly and 5 million yearly which was really huge.

Uncle Pai wrote the first few stories of the comic book. He hired a core team where was Luis Fernandes, Subba Rao, Kamala Chandrakant responsible for the balanced portrayal of history.

Amar Chitra Katha Best Collection

Complete Collection A to Z
Mahabharata: Special Issue – Vol. 1, 2 & 3
The Complete Mythology Collection
Folktales Collection
Epics Collection
History Collection
The Special Shiva Collection
The Ultimate Collection VOL-1
The Ultimate Collection VOL-2
The Ultimate Collection VOL-3

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Title Year Of Publication
Krishna 1969
Shakuntala 1970
The Pandava Princes 1970
Savitri 1970
Rama 1970
Nala Damayanti 1971
Harishchandra 1971
The Sons of Rama 1971
Hanuman 1971
Mahabharata 1971
Chanakya 1971
Buddha 1971
Shivaji 1971
Rana Pratap 1971
Prithviraj Chauhan 1971
Karna 1972
Kacha & Devayani 1972
Vikramaditya 1972
Shiva and Parvati 1972
Vasavadatta 1972
Sudama 1972
Guru Gobind Singh 1972
Harsha 1972
Bheeshma 1972
Abhimanyu 1972
Mirabai 1972
Ashoka 1973
Prahlad 1973
Panchatantra- The Jackal & the War Drum 1973
Tanaji 1973
Chhatrasal 1973
Parashurama 1973
Banda Bahadur 1973
Padmini 1973
Jataka Tales: Monkey Stories 1973
Valmiki 1973
Guru Nanak 1973
Tarabai 1973
Ranjit Singh 1974
Ram Shastri 1974
Rani of Jhansi 1974
Uloopi 1974
Baji Rao I 1974
Chand Bibi 1974
Kabir 1974
Sher Shah 1974
Drona 1974
Surya 1974
Urvashi 1974
Adi Shankara 1974
Ghatotkacha 1974
Tulsidas 1974
Sukanya 1974
Durgadas 1974
Aniruddha 1974
Zarathushtra 1974
The Lord of Lanka 1974
Tukaram 1974
Agastya 1974
Vasantasena 1974
Indra & Shachi 1974
Draupadi 1974
Subhadra 1975
Ahilyabai Holkar 1975
Tansen 1975
Sundari 1975
Subhas Chandra Bose 1975
Shridatta 1975
Jataka Tales – Deer Stories 1975
Vishwamitra 1975
The Syamantaka Gem 1975
Mahavira 1975
Vikramaditya’s Throne 1975
Bappa Rawal 1975
Ayyappan 1975
Ananda Math 1975
Birbal the Just 1975
Ganga 1975
Ganesha 1975
Chaitanya Mahaprabhu 1975
Hitopadesha – Choice of Friends 1975
Sakshi Gopal 1975
Kannagi 1975
Narsinh Mehta 1975
Jasma of the Odes 1975
Sharan Kaur 1975
Chandrahasa 1976
Pundalik&Sakhu 1976
Raj Singh 1976
Purushottam Dev & Padmavati 1976
Vali 1976
Nagananda 1976
Malavika 1976
Rani Durgavati 1976
Dasharatha 1976
Rana Sanga 1976
Pradyumna 1976
Vidyasagar 1976
Tachcholi Othenan 1976
Sultana Razia 1976
Sati & Shiva 1976
Krishna & Rukmini 1976
Raja Bhoja 1976
Guru Tegh Bahadur 1976
Pareekshit 1976
Kadambari 1976
Dhruva & Ashtavakra 1976
King Kusha 1976
Raja Raja Chola 1976
Dayananda 1977
Veer Dhaval 1977
Ancestors of Rama 1977
Ekanath 1977
Satwant Kaur 1977
Udayana 1977
Jataka Tales – Elephant Stories 1977
The Gita 1977
Veer Hammir 1977
Malati and Madhava 1977
Garuda 1977
Birbal the Wise 1977
Ranak Devi 1977
Tales of Maryada Rama 1977
Babur 1977
Devi Choudhurani 1977
Rabindranath Tagore 1977
Soordas 1977
Panchatantra – The Brahmin & the Goat 1977
Prince Hritadhwaja 1977
Humayun 1977
Prabhavati 1977
Chandra Shekhar Azad 1977
A Bag of Gold Coins 1977
Purandara Dasa 1977
Bhanumati 1977
Vivekananda 1977
Krishna & Jarasandha 1977
Noor Jahan 1977
Elephanta 1977
Tales of Narada 1977
Krishnadeva Raya 1978
Birbal the Witty 1978
Madhvacharya 1978
Chandragupta Maurya 1978
Jnaneshwar 1978
Bagha Jatin 1978
Manonmani 1978
Angulimala 1978
The Tiger & the Woodpecker 1978
Tales of Vishnu 1978
Amrapali and Upagupta 1978
Yayati 1978
Panchatantra – How the Jackal Ate the Elephant 1978
Tales of Shiva 1978
King Shalivahana 1978
The Rani of Kittur 1978
Krishna & Narakasura 1978
The Magic Grove 1978
Lachit Barphukan 1978
Indra & Vritra 1978
Amar Singh Rathor 1978
Krishna & the False Vasudeva 1978
Kochunni 1978
Tales of Yudhishthira 1978
Hari Singh Nalwa 1978
Tales of Durga 1978
Krishna & Shishupala 1978
Raman of Tenali 1978
Paurava and Alexander 1978
Indra & Shibi 1978
Guru Har Gobind 1978
The Battle for Srinagar 1979
Rana Kumbha 1979
Aruni and Uttanka 1979
Hitopadesha – How Friends are Parted 1979
Tiruppan and Kanakadasa 1979
Tipu Sultan 1979
Babasaheb Ambedkar 1979
Thugsen 1979
Kannappa 1979
The King in a Parrot’s Body 1979
Ranadhira 1979
Kapala Kundala 1979
Gopal & the Cowherd 1979
Jataka Tales – Jackal Stories 1979
Hothal 1979
The Rainbow Prince 1979
Tales of Arjuna 1979
Chandralalat 1979
Akbar 1979
Nachiketa 1979
Kalidasa 1979
Jayadratha 1979
Shah Jahan 1979
Ratnavali 1980
Jayaprakash Narayan 1980
Mahiravana 1980
Jayadeva 1980
Gandhari 1980
Birbal the Clever 1980
The Celestial Necklace 1980
Basaveshwara 1980
Velu Thampi 1980
Bheema & Hanuman 1980
Panna & Hadi Rani 1980
Rani Abbakka 1980
Sukhu & Dukhu 1980
Jataka Tales – The Magic Chant 1980
Lokamanya Tilak 1980
Kumbhakarna 1980
Jahangir 1980
Samarth Ramdas 1980
Baladitya & Yashodharma 1980
Jataka Tales – Nandivishala 1980
Tales of Sai Baba 1980
Raman the Matchless Wit 1980
Sadhu Vaswani 1980
Birbal to the Rescue 1980
Shankar Dev 1981
Hemu 1981
Bahubali 1981
Dara Shukoh & Aurangzeb 1981
Panchatantra – The Dullard & other stories 1981
Bhagat Singh 1981
The Adventures of Agad Datta 1981
Bahman Shah 1981
Gopal the Jester 1981
Friends & Foes – Animal Tales from the Mahabharata 1981
Hakka & Bukka 1981
Sahasramalla 1981
Balban 1981
Panchatantra – Crows & Owls 1981
Ramanuja 1981
The Pandavas in Hiding 1981
Tyagaraj 1981
Jataka Tales – The Giant & the Dwarf 1981
Jataka Tales – Stories of Wisdom 1981
Bidhi Chand 1981
The Learned Pandit – Tales told by Sri Ramakrishna 1981
Sambhaji 1981
The Adventures of Baddu & Chhotu 1981
Kartikeya 1981
The Golden Mongoose and other tales from the Mahabharata 1981
Hanuman to the Rescue 1981
The Mystery of the Missing Gifts 1981
Sakhi Sarwar 1981
The Queen’s Necklace 1982
The Secret of the Talking Bird 1982
The Miraculous Conch and a Game of Chess 1982
Sri Ramakrishna 1982
The Fool’s Disciples 1982
Rash Behari Bose 1982
The Prince & the Magician 1982
Jataka Tales – The Hidden Treasure 1982
Echamma the Brave 1982
Manduka, the Lucky Astrologer 1982
The Pandit & the Milkmaid and other tales told by Sri Ramakrishna 1982
Tales of Shivaji 1982
Jataka Tales – The Mouse Merchant 1982
The Tiger-Eater 1982
Lal Bahadur Shastri 1982
Andher Nagari 1982
The Churning of the Ocean 1982
Kesari, the flying thief 1982
Subramania Bharati 1982
Animal Tales from Arunachal Pradesh 1982
Jataka Tales – Tales of Misers 1983
Bimbisara 1983
Jataka Tales: Bird Stories 1983
Kumanan 1983
Shunashepa 1983
The Taming of Gulla 1983
Jagannatha of Puri 1983
Albert Einstein 1983
Joymati 1983
Thanedar Hasan Askari 1983
The Pious Cat and other tales 1983
Bikal the Terrible 1983
The Elusive Kaka 1983
Ramana Maharshi 1983
The Prophecy – a Tibetian Tale 1983
Chokha Mela 1983
Beni Madho & Pir Ali 1983
Durgesh Nandini 1983
Guru Arjan 1983
Mahamati Prannath 1983
The Lost Prince 1983
Damaji Pant and Narhari 1983
The Silent Teacher 1983
The Historic City Of Delhi 1983
Tripura 1984
Dhola & Maru 1984
Senapati Bapat 1984
Dr. Kotnis in China 1984
Ravana Humbled 1984
The Story of a Scientist – Y. Subba Row 1984
The Bridegroom’s Ring 1984
Andhaka 1984
Veer Savarkar 1984
The True Conqueror 1984
Kunwar Singh 1984
Tales of Balarama 1984
Shantala 1984
The Acrobat – Buddhist Tales 1984
The Golden Sand 1984
The Parijata Tree 1984
Annapati Suyya 1984
The Cowherd of Alawi 1984
Ashwins to the rescue 1984
Chandrapeeda 1984
The Green Demon 1984
Shrenik – Jain Tales 1984
Samudra Gupta 1984
Nahusha 1984
Jagadis Chandra Bose 1985
Tales of Avvaiyar 1985
Tapati 1985
Rajbala 1985
Mahabharata 1: Veda Vyasa 1985
Vidyut Chora 1985
Mahabharata 2: Bheeshma’s Vow 1985
Birbal the Genius 1985
Mahabharata 3: The Advent of the Kuru Princes 1985
Mangal Pandey 1985
Mahabharata 4: The Pandavas at Hastinapura 1985
The Fearless Boy 1985
Mahabharata 5: Enter Drona 1985
The Legend Of Lalitaditya 1985
Mahabharata 6: Enter Karna 1985
The Making of a Swordsman 1985
Mahabharata 7: The Conspiracy 1985
Battle of Wits 1985
Mahabharata 8: The Escape 1985
Deshbandhu Chittaranjan Das 1985
Mahabharata 9: The Birth of Ghatotkacha 1985
Maarthaanda Varma 1985
Mahabharata 10: The Pandavas at Ekachakra 1985
The March to Freedom – 1: The Birth of the Indian National Congress 1986
Mahabharata 11: Enter Draupadi 1986
Guru Ravidas 1986
Mahabharata 12: Draupadi’s Swayamvara 1986
The Adventures of Pratapan 1986
Mahabharata 13: The Pandavas Recalled to Hastinapura 1986
Sea Route to India 1986
Mahabharata 14: Arjuna’s 12-Year-Long Exile 1986
The March to Freedom – 2: A Nation Awakes 1986
Mahabharata 15: A Hall of Yudhishthira 1986
Jallianwala Bagh 1986
Mahabharata 16: The Pandavas Conquer the World 1986
The March to Freedom – 3: The Saga of Indian Revolutionaries 1986
Mahabharata 17: Yudhishthira’s Rajsooya Yajna 1986
The Priceless Gem 1986
Mahabharata 18: Indraprastha Lost 1986
Khudiram Bose 1986
Mahabharata 19: The Pandavas in the Forest 1986
Patali Putra 1986
Mahabharata 20: Arjuna’s Quest for Weapons 1986
The Nawab’s Diwan 1986
Mahabharata 21: Arjuna in Indraloka 1986
Raja Desing 1986
Mahabharata 22: The Reunion 1986
Panchatantra-The Greedy Mother in Law & Other Tales 1987
Mahabharata 23: Duryodhana Humbled 1987
Hamsavali 1987
Mahabharata 24: The Twelfth Year 1987
Lila & Chanesar 1987
Mahabharata 25: The Pandavas at Virata’s Place 1987
Shringabuja 1987
Mahabharata 26: Panic in the Kaurava Camp 1987
Padmavati 1987
Mahabharata 27: Sanjaya’s Mission 1987
Ghanshyam Das Birla 1987
Mahabharata 28: Duryodhana Refuses to Yield 1987
Megasthenes 1987
Mahabharata 29: Krishna’s Peace Mission 1987
Fa Hien 1987
Mahabharata 30: The War Begins 1987
Sundarasena 1987
Mahabharata 31: Bheeshma in Command 1987
Hiuen Tsang 1987
Mahabharata 32: The Fall of Bheeshma 1987
Tales from the Upanishads 1987
Mahabharata 33: Drona’s Vow 1987
Pulakeshi II 1987
Mahabharata 34: The Slaying of Abhimanyu 1987
Ellora Caves 1988
Mahabharata 35: Arjuna Fulfils His Vow 1988
Chennamma of Keladi 1988
Mahabharata 36: The Battle at Midnight 1988
The Deadly Feast 1988
Ajatashatru 1988
Mahabharata 37: Karna in Command 1988
Narayana Guru 1988
Mahabharata 38: The Kurus Routed 1988
Prince Jivaka 1988
Mahabharata 39: After the War 1988
Kohinoor 1988
Mahabharata 40: Yudhishthira’s Coronation 1988
Mahabharata 41: The Ashwamedha Yajna 1989
Kanwal and Kehar – A Legend of Rajasthan 1989
Mahabharata 42: The Celestial Reunion 1989
Roopmati 1989
Bhagawat Purana 1: Krishna – The Darling of Gokul 1989
Mahatma Gandhi – The Early Days 1989
Bhagawat Purana 2: Krishna – The Subduer of Kaliya 1989
Mahatma Gandhi – The Father of the Nation 1989
Bhagawat Purana 3: Krishna – The Upholder of Govardhan 1989
The French Revolution 1989
Bhagawat Purana 4: Krishna – Victory over Kamsa 1989
Birbal the Inimitable 1989
Bhagawat Purana 5: Krishna – The Lord of Dwaraka 1990
Louis Pasteur 1990
Bhagawat Purana 6: Krishna – The Enchanter 1990
The Clever Dancer 1990
Bhagawat Purana 7: Krishna – The Victorious 1990
Jataka Tales – True Friends 1990
Bhagawat Purana 8: Krishna – An Ally of the Pandavas 1990
Napoleon Bonaparte 1990
Bhagawat Purana 9: Krishna – The Saviour 1990
An Exciting Find 1990
Jataka Tales: Stories of Courage 1990
The Indus Valley Adventure 1990
The Quick Witted Birbal 1991
The Chosen Bridegroom 1991
Pierre & Marie Curie 1991
Jawaharlal Nehru 1991
Swami Pranavananda 1998
Swami Chinmayananda 2001
JRD Tata 2004
Kalpana Chawla 2005
Jamsetji Tata 2005
Mother Teresa 2010
Surjya Sen 2010
Heroes of Hampi 2011
Tales of Indra 2011
Tirupati 2011
Vaishno Devi 2011
Ganesha And The Moon 2011
Tenzing Norgay 2011
Stories Of Creation 2011
Konark 2012
Anant Pai 2012
Salim Ali 2012
Thanjavur 2012
The Blue Umbrella 2012
Jim Corbett 2012
Kubera 2012
Saraswati 2012
M S Subbulakshmi 2012
Srinivasa Ramanujan 2012
The Unhappy Tiger 2013
Amba 2013
Verghese Kurien 2013
Two Oxen 2014

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