�The Essence of India (Amar Chitra Katha)� is a series of 26 titles that tell some glorious tales from the history and folklore of India. These stories show the great spirit of India and its culture, and at the same time educates the readers through the morals behind each tale. The narrative is brilliant, and the illustrations add charm to the adventure. Amar Chitra Katha is known for its quality and engaging comics. This book also maintains high standards and serves as a great read for children.
This set contains 26 titles which include 24 single titles and 2 special issues. It includes mythological stories about Krishna, Vishnu, Ganesha, Mahabharata, Shiva, Parvati and Shakuntala. Stories of some of the famous Indian figures, such as Ashoka, Rana Pratap, the Rani of Jhansi, Akbar, Birbal, Bhagat Singh, Shivaji, Rabindranath Tagore, J.C. Bose and Tenali Raman are also a part of it.The characters and the situations in these stories showcase India and its rich diversity. The simple and gripping language makes the children stay glued to the book. Plus, the use of drawings and sketches along with the vibrant colours are other attractive features of this book. Also, these stories are full of wit and wisdom which teach the children how to behave and react in difficult situations.
Ananth Pai, the man behind the famous Amar Chitra Katha, is a pioneer of Indian comics. He is popularly known as Uncle Pai and has also been honoured with the 'Lifetime Achievement Award' at the 'First Indian Comic Convention' in 2011. His other awards include Priyadarshni Academy Award (2002) and Vishwa Saraswat Sammaan (2003).
This collection of stories from folktales is a fantastic read for children and it inspires children through the stories of courage, bravery and wisdom. Children of all age group must have this book in their list. For online shoppers, this book is available in hardcover binding. It has an ISBN 10 number of 8184822529 and ISBN 13 number of 978-8184822526.