Anant Pai


Born
in Karkala, Karnataka, India
September 17, 1929

Died
February 24, 2011

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Anant Pai popularly known as Uncle Pai, was an Indian educationalist and creator of Indian comics, in particular the Amar Chitra Katha series in 1967, along with the India Book House publishers, and which retold traditional Indian folk tales, mythological stories, and biographies of historical characters. In 1980, he launched Tinkle, a children's anthology, which was started under Rang Rekha Features, India's first comic and cartoon syndicate, that lasted till 1998, with him as the Managing Director.

Today, Amar Chitra Katha sells about three million comic books a year, in English and more than 20 Indian languages, and has sold about 100 million copies since it inception in 1967 by Anant Pai, and in 2007 was taken over by ACK Media.

Average rating: 4.28 · 15,550 ratings · 419 reviews · 780 distinct worksSimilar authors
Amar Chitra Katha

4.50 avg rating — 296 ratings
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Tinkle Digest

4.43 avg rating — 291 ratings
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Stories of Krishna

4.21 avg rating — 309 ratings — published 1997 — 4 editions
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Birbal The Wise

4.33 avg rating — 303 ratings — published 1977 — 5 editions
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Chanakya

4.08 avg rating — 463 ratings — published 1971 — 5 editions
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Amar Chitra Katha Mahabhara...

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The Adventures Of Suppandi 1

4.37 avg rating — 214 ratings — published 2010
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Shiva Parvati

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TINKLE DOUBLE DIGEST 5

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TINKLE DOUBLE DIGEST 3

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