Author: Anant PaiIllustrator: Jeffrey Fowler / Ashok DongraPublisher: India Book HouseYear: 2002Language: EnglishPages: 96ISBN/UPC (if available): 8175082402
This special issue of Amar Chitra Katha comics features three Jataka tales. These are: Monkey Stories, Deer Stories, and Elephant Stories.All living creatures die to be born again, so the Hindus believe. The Buddha was no exception. Legend has it that several lifetimes as a Bodhisattva went into the making of the Buddha, the Enlightened one.The Bodhisattva came in many forms - man, monkey, deer, elephant. Whatever his mortal body, he spread the message of justice and wisdom, tempered with compassion. This wisdom - the wisdom of right thinking and right living - is preserved in the Jataka tales.The Jataka tales, retold in this selection, will keep you amused while they show you how ultimately triumphs over evil.
Monkey StoriesDeer StoriesElephant Stories