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Amar Chitra Katha - Wit & Satire  (Set of 4 Illustrated Books)
Amar Chitra Katha - Wit & Satire (Set of 4 Illustrated Books)

Amar Chitra Katha - Wit & Satire (Set of 4 Illustrated Books)

by Anant Pai

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Language

English

Publisher

India Book House

ISBN

9788175080737/0386/1208/1031 - Year: 2014 - Pages: 124

Binding

Paperback

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Author: Anant Pai
Kamala Chandrakant/
Painter/Illustrator/Animator: Ram Waeerkar
Publisher: India Book House
Year: 2014
Language: English
Pages: 124
ISBN/UPC (if available): 9788175080737/0386/1208/1031

Description

This set combines 4 issues titled:
1. Raman of Tenali
2. Raman the Matchless Wit
3. Gopal the Jester
4. Gopal and Cowherd


1. RAMAN OF TENALI

VOL- 523

The triumph of the little man over the mighty is a recurring theme in literature. Sometimes he does it with a sling and stone, but more often, like Tenali Raman, with nimble wit. He was a Telugu poet and the court jester of Krishnadeve Raya, (1509-1529), the emperor of Vijayanagara.

Tenali Raman was the Birbal of the South and many stories which have passed into folk-lore are attributed to him. Some of these have been obviously invented to show his ready wit, like the one about his encounter with the Goddess kali.


2. RAMAN – THE MATCHLESS WIT

VOL- 581

The triumph of the little man over the mighty is a recurring theme in literature. Sometimes he does it with a sling and stone, but more often, like Tenali Raman, with nimble wit. He was a Telugu poet and the court jester of Krishnadeve Raya, (1509-1529), the emperor of Vijayanagara.

Tenali Raman was the Birbal of the South and many stories which have passed into folklore are attributed to him. Some of these have been obviously invented to show his ready wit.

3. GOPAL THE JESTER

VOL- 584

Gopal Bhand, the clever barber, could be described as the Birbal of Bengal. His native shrewdness enabled him to turn every situation to his advantage. Little wonder that he was favoured by Raja Krishna Chandra of Krishna Nagar who owed allegiance to the Nawab of Murshidabad. Whenever the eccentric Nawab gave Raja Krishna Chandra an impossible assignment, it was Gopal who came to the Raja’s rescue.

Being the Raja’s favourite, however, did not turn his head. He mingled freely with the common people and often helped them too. That explains the popularity of this folk-hero to this day.


4. Gopal and the Cowherd

VOL- 641

This is a folk-tale which has delighted children all over India. Ramakrishna Paramahamsa used to narrate stories of this kind to his disciples to illustrate his teachings. This story explains the power of faith. The total faith of Gopal’s mother is in sharp contrast with the teacher’s disbelief.

This Amar Chitra Katha is based on the version in Cradle Tales of Hinduism by Sister Nivedita. Gopal and the Cowherd is an example of the richness and appeal of the folk-tales of this country.

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