Item Code: IDK301
by Anant PaiPaperback (Edition: 2007)
India Book House Pvt. Ltd.
Size: 9.5" X 7.0"
Weight of the Book: 200 gms
Price: $16.50 Shipping Free
According to Indian mythology, Hanuman, the mighty monkey deity, was said to be the son of the Wind God, Vayu, and Anjana. Hanuman is renowned for his strength and valour besides his steadfast love and loyalty to Lord Rama. He is the embodiment of devotion and power.
The three titles in this Amar Chitra Katha collection narrate the adventures of Hanuman.
Hanuman's unflinching devotion to Rama has made him one of the greatest bhaktas (devotees) ever known. In fact, Hanuman is often referred to as Ramabhakta Hanuman. His singular worship of Rama made him compassionate. It helped him leap across 800 miles of ocean to Lanka and console Sita who was pining for Rama forlorn and lonely in Ravana's Ashoka garden. The first story in this volume encapsulates the escapades of Hanuman.
The second title in this series is based on Krittivasa's Ramayana. Hanuman's exploits, particularly after he sets out to bring the herb vishalya karani from Mount Gandhamadana to save Lakshmana, have been beautifully embellished in this Bengali version of the Ramayana.
The third tale in this special issue describes the encounter between Hanuman and Bheema, the mighty Pandava prince. Hanuman was the son of Vayu, the Wind God, and Bheema was the son of Kunti, born by the grace of Vayu. Thus, the two can be considered half-brothers. Hanuman tests the strength and humility of the great Bheema in this charming anecdote. Hanuman is described as a chiranjivi, an immortal. This explains how the meeting between the two was possible, although Bheema was born many centuries later.
About the Book
Amar Chitra Katha is a collection of illustrated classics that retell stories from Indian mythology, history, folktales and legends through the fascinating medium of comics. Over 430 stories from all over India have been told in this series that has been endorsed by educationist and recommended by teachers the world over.
Through a masterful blend of commentary, dialogue and illustration, Amar Chitra Katha presents complex historical facts and intricate mythology in a format that would appeal to children. They not only entertain, but also provide a fitting introduction to the cultural heritage of India. In a country so vast and varied, the series also serves as a medium for national integration, by introducing young readers to the rich cultural diversity of the country and highlighting the achievements of local heroes.
Amar Chitra Katha comics are like family heirlooms, passed down from generation to generation.