They broke rules and created chaos. But not all the giants and demons in Indian mythology can be called evil. Ravana, the king of Lanka, was proud, lustful and ruthless. Yet, he was an intellectual, an accomplished dancer and one of Shiva's greatest devotees. Mahiravana, son of Ravana and king of the netherworld, was a magician who managed to dupe the ever vigilant Hanuman and kidnap Rama and Lakshmana. Kumbhakarna, the sleeping giant, rallied to his brother Ravana's support and sacrificed his life and Ghatotkacha, son of the demoness Hidimba, was an obedient and dutiful son to his father, Bheema, the Pandava prince.
About the Author
Anant Pai popularly known as Uncle Pai, was an Indian educationalist and creator of Indian comics, in particular the Amar Chitra Katha series in 1967, along with the India Book House publishers, and which retold traditional Indian folk tales, mythological stories, and biographies of historical characters. In 1980, he launched Tinkle, a children's anthology, which was started under Rang Rekha Features, India's first comic and cartoon syndicate, that lasted till 1998, with him as the Managing Director.
Today, Amar Chitra Katha sells about three million comic books a year, in English and more than 20 Indian languages, and has sold about 100 million copies since it inception in 1967 by Anant Pai, and in 2007 was taken over by ACK Media.
Author : Anant Pai
Publisher : Amar Chitra Katha Pvt. Ltd.
Binding Type : Hardcover
Language : English
ISBN-13 : 978-8184823837