From the Publisher
Known as the Land
of the Rishis of Rishi Bhoomi, India proudly
claims the heritage of the rishis(sages) as its
own. Here, Vishwamitra stands out as a superlative
example of the accomplishments of the rishis.
Vishwamitra was a
Kshatriya king who constantly explored the realms
of immortality beyond the kingdom of earth. His
confrontation with Sage Vasishtha convinced him of
the superiority of spiritual power over physical
strength, and so he set out to attain it.
When he was given
the status of Rajarshi, he was not content. This
was because the word connoted a rishi who was born
a Kshatriya and was considered inferior to a
Brahmarshi, a rishi who had been born a Brahmin.
The arduous paths
that Vishwamitra had to tread to conquer his
passion in order to reach spiritual heights are
described in detail, giving us a glimpse of the
glory of the rishis.
India was later
named after Bharata, the grandson of Vishwamitra.
Amar Chitra Katha
is a collection of illustrated classics that
retell stories from Indian mythology, history,
folktale and legend through the fascinating medium
of comics. Over 430 stories from all over India
have been told in this series that has been
endorsed by educationists and recommended by
teachers the world over.
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 life family heirlooms, passed down from
generation to generation. These timeless
illustrated classics are now also available online
on www.AmarChitraKatha.com. Start your own