Author: Anant PaiKamala Chandrakant/Painter/Illustrator/Animator: M N NangarePublisher: India Book HouseYear: 2014Language: EnglishPages: 124ISBN/UPC (if available): 9788189999421/0188/1345/1734
This set combines 4 issues titled:1. Krishna and Narakasura 2. Krishna and the False Vaasudeva 3. Krishna and Rukmini 4. Krishna and Shishupala1. KRISHNA AND NARAKASURA VOL- 522According to the Bhagawat Purana, Naraksura was born of Mother Earth. Yet in his personality he was a brutish beast.In South India, the story of Naraka is laced with a woman’s lib edge. As told over there, it is Satyabhama who took up arms against the Asura when, during the battle, Krishna had closed his eyes in momentary exhaustion. The Purana, apparently, has no knowledge of this.The frequent references to Krishna in our epics and poems, as the enemy of Naraka (Narakari) and even of his deputy Mura (Murari) seem to indicate that the tyrant of Pragjyotishapura was notorious in his times.2. KRISHNA AND THE FALSE VAASUDEVA VOL- 639The story of Paundraka Vaasudeva is a somewhat bizarre episode from the Bhagawat Purana. Yet the discerning will find it relevant to our own times when image-building has developed into a skilled profession.There is a moral in this for all of us who live in an age of doubles and stand-ins. If the end of Paundraka was only pathetic, it was because his encounter was with the benign and omniscient Krishna. Those who are not so fortunate may meet with an end which could be grim and tragic.3. KRISHNA AND RUKMINI VOL- 516Krishna is the great lover of Indian mythology. Yet the details of the women he had wooed won and wed are surprisingly limited and perhaps should be confined to his conquest of Rukmini. Here is the unalloyed romantic tale of none but the brave deserving the fair. Krishna here is the romantic hero par excellence who recklessly carries away his lady-love under the very nose of his rivals. Rukmini is a perfect foil to Krishna in this idyllic tale.4. KRISHNA AND SHISHUPALA VOL-589Shishupala'S Mother Was Shocked When She Came To Know That Her Child Was Destined To Be Killed By Krishna. She Extracted A Promise From Him That He Would Forgive Shishupala A Hundred Offences. As He Grew Up Shishupala Had Enough Reasons To Be Angry With Krishna. Especially After He Was Jilted By Princess Rukmini, In Favour Of The Merry-Eyed Cowherd. He Provoked Krishna Repeatedly And Was Forgiven A Hundred Times. And Then One Day Shishupala Committed His Hundred And First Offence.