Sunday, February 4, 2018

Featured Author: Anant Pai

Some people read Amar Chitra Katha comic books for the Week 4 Ramayana, and I hope that many more of you will be using the comic books in the future, either for your Storybook project and/or for the reading in the second half of the semester. The complete collection of Amar Chitra Katha comic books is on Reserve in Bizzell, and you can find out more about them at this blog: Amar Chitra Katha.

What I would like to do here is to introduce you to the man who created the Amar Chitra Katha comic books: Anant Pai.

Anant Pai, often known as "Uncle Pai," was born in 1929, and he founded Amar Chitra Katha in 1967. You can read about the Amar Chitra Katha imprint in this Wikipedia article; the Hindi words "Amar Chitra Katha" mean "Immortal Captivating/Picture Stories."

Pai died in 2011 at the age of 81, and Google honored him with a Google Doodle that year:

Best of all, here is a tribute video from the ACK YouTube channel. Watch this if you can: what an inspiring person!

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