Amar Chitra Katha has traditionally been introducing generations of children to India’s rich cultural, religious, and literary heritage. Besides the popular tales from the epics, the comic book series has also brought out issues featuring stories from the rich literature of the various linguistic region of the country. Andher Nagari And Other Stories: 5 In 1 (Amar Chitra Katha) features a collection of five stories. They are from Hindi literature, from a collection of humorous stories by author John Dorairaj, and from the Sanskrit Classic, Katha Sarit Sagara. These enchanting and clever tales are presented in attractive comic book format.
It Told The Story Of A Foolish King Whose Well-Intended But Irrational Decisions Created Mayhem In His Kingdom. The Play Is Still Enacted In Theatres All Over India. This Amar Chitra Katha Collection Tells The Story Of This Runaway Hit. It Also Includes Two Famous Stories From The 11Th Century Sanskrit Classic, Karhasaritsagar, By Somadeva, A Folk Tale From Nepal, As Well As Some Very Humourous Stories From A Collection By John Dorairaj.
The first story is a Hindi classic called Andheri Nagar. This is about the folly of creating one size fits all rules. The Miraculous Conch is about a poor man and his two companions, a cat and a dog. In The Golden Sand, a man accidentally comes into possession of some magical sand, that was intended for the king.
In The Clever Dancer, a young man has earned a reputation as a scholar and a highly intelligent man, in the great city of Ujjain. He then sets off with his friend to establish his reputation in other places. He heads for Pataliputra. On the way, they come across a beautiful young girl picking mangoes. She easily outwits Muladeva and then disappears. He then goes in search of her, to reclaim his reputation. Andher Nagari And Other Stories: 5 In 1 (Amar Chitra Katha) was published by Amar Chitra Katha Private Limited in 2010. It is available in hardcover.