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Amar Chitra Katha - Witty Stories (Set of 6 Illustratedbooks)
Amar Chitra Katha - Witty Stories (Set of 6 Illustratedbooks)

Amar Chitra Katha - Witty Stories (Set of 6 Illustratedbooks)

by Anant Pai

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Language

English

Publisher

India Book House

ISBN

9788175081826/1956/0256/2052/1840/3684 - Year: 2014 - Pages: 182

Binding

Paperback

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Author: Anant Pai
Yagya Sharma/
Painter/Illustrator/Animator: Ram Waeerkar
Publisher: India Book House
Year: 2014
Language: English
Pages: 182
ISBN/UPC (if available): 9788175081826/1956/0256/2052/1840/3684

Description

This set combines 6 issues titled:
1. The Deadly Feast
2. The Golden Mongoose and other Tales from The Mahabharata
3. The Hidden Treasure A Jataka Tale
4. The Magic Grove
5. The Priceless Gem
6. The Queen’s Necklace

1. THE DEADLY FEAST

VOL- 665

According to legend, several lifetimes as a Bodhisattva went into the making of the Buddha, the Enlightened One.

The Bodhisattva has come in many forms – man, monkey, deer, elephant, lion. Whatever his mortal body, he has spread the message of justice and wisdom, tempered with compassion. This wisdom of right thinking and right living, is preserved in the Jataka tales.

These tales are based on the folklore, legends and ballads of ancient India. We cannot assign a definite date to the Jataka stories. Taking into account archaeological and literary evidence it appears that they were compiled in the period, the third century B C to the fifth century A D. They give us invaluable information about ancient Indian civilization, culture and philosophy.

According to Maha Ummagga Jataka, the Bodhisattva was once born as Aushadha Kumar who was endowed with celestial knowledge and superhuman powers. Earlier, we had published the stories of Aushadha Kumar’s childhood (Battle of Wits) and his early life at the court of Mithila (The Priceless Gem). This issue of Amar Chitra Katha presents Aushadha Kumar in the role of the chief minister of Mithila.



2. THE GOLDEN MONGOOSE AND OTHER TALES FROM THE MAHABHARATA

VOL- 670

Atithidevo bhava, or may your guest be a god to you, says one of the Upanishads. The Golden Mongoose and The Pigeon’s Sacrifice are stories that tell of the extent to which hospitality was carried in the old days.
The Enlightened Butcher speaks of duty and virtue and the inseparable link between the two in one’s quest for truth. All three stories in this Chitra Katha are retold from the Mahabharata.


3. THE HIDDEN TREASURE

VOL- 617

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, lion. 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.

4. THE MAGIC GROVE

VOL – 677

The Snake Which Took Refuge From Snake Charmers In Vidyutprabha'S Lap Was Actually A Divine Being. The Grateful Deity Granted The Young Girl A Boon. She Would Always Have A Shady Grove Filled With Fruit-Laden Trees Protecting Her And Her Cattle From The Blazing Sun. But The Magic Grove Changed Vidyutprabha'S Life Forever.



5. THE PRICELESS GEM

VOL- 672

All living creatures die to be born again, so the Hindus believe. Siddhartha who became the Buddha was no exception. It is believed several lifetimes as a Bodhisattva go into the making of the Buddha, the Enlightened One.

The Bodhisattva has come in many forms – man, monkey, deer, elephant, lion. Whatever his mortal body, he has 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.

According to the Maha Ummagga Jataka, the Bodhisattva was once born as Aushadha Kumar who was endowed with celestial knowledge and superhuman powers. The present issue of Amar Chitra Katha presents the second set of the tales connected with Aushadha Kumar.

The first title, The Battle of Wits, presented the tales connected with the childhood of Aushadaha Kumar. This issue presents stories of Aushadha Kumar at the court of Mithila.


6. THE QUEEN’S NECKLACE

VOL- 714

The Jatakas on which the present title is based is a collection of five hundred and fifty stories, included in the Pali canon. They are tales in which the life of Bodhisatva in his previous births is narrated. The Boddhisatva is one, who by performing virtuous, king and intelligent acts, aspires to become a Buddha.

Jataka tales are based on folklore, legends and ballads of ancient India. We cannot assign a definite date to the Jataka stories. Taking into account archaeological and literary evidence it seems likely that they were compiled in the period, third century B C to fifth century A D. They give us invaluable information about ancient Indian civilization, culture and philosophy.

The Jataka stories have been very popular in the Buddhist world. These stories have been translated into almost all the languages of the Buddhist countries such as Chinese, Tibetan, Sinhalese, Siamese, Burmese, and Japanese and also into many modern European languages. These stories have encouraged painting and sculpture in ancient India and other Buddhist counties. Sanchi, Bharhut, Amaravati and Ajanta in India, Borobudur in Java, Pegan in Burma and Sukhodaya in Thailand bear testimony to the popularity of these tales.

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