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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 educationists 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 achievement of local heroes.
Amar Chitra Katha comics are like family heirlooms, passed down from generation to generation. These timeless illustrated classics are now also available online on www. Amarchitrakatha.com start your own collection today.
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Valmiki's Ramayana is believed to be the first poetic work written in Sanskrit it is, therefore, referred to as the Adikavya. It is said that Brahman assured Valmiki that as long as the mountains stand and the rivers flow so long shall the Ramayana be read men."
In the Puranas, Rama is described as an avatar of Vishnu but Valmiki does not refer to him as God. The few verses which do so are considered interpolations.
Valmiki monumental work influenced other great poems on the same theme. Among these are the Hindi, Tamil and Bengali Versions of the Ramayana written by Tulsidas in the North; Kamban in the south; and Krittivasa in the East. The Ramayana has made a deep and abiding impact. Bas-reliefs and paintings depicting scenes from the Ramayana are to be found not only in temples all over India but also in Indonesia and Angkor Vat, Kampuchea.