The Gita (Amar Chitra Katha) by Anant Pai
The Gita or The Bhagavad Gita is a philosophical exposition that was presented by Lord Krishna. It is in the form of a dialogue between Krishna and his close friend Arjuna. This conversation took place in the middle of a battlefield with the two sides arrayed for war.
The Gita (Amar Chitra Katha) is a comic book presentation of the work and is at an introductory level appropriate for younger readers. Amar Chitra Katha is a popular comic book series in India, and it mainly presents tales from Indian epics, the Puranas, and classical works.
The Gita (Amar Chitra Katha) presents the profound philosophy of the Bhagawad Gita at a basic level for young readers. The script writers had the help of Sri Chinmayananda and His Holiness Swami Ranganathananda in deciding what to include and how to present it.
The philosophy of the Gita draws on older works like the Upanishads. The Gita provides a crisp and practical philosophy that is very flexible in allowing for many interpretations. As this might cause confusion in young readers, The Gita (Amar Chitra Katha) sticks to a fundamental presentation, allowing the readers to explore further on their own if they are interested.
Amar Chitra Katha Private Limited published this book in paperback in 1977.
- Attractive comic book format makes it easy for young readers to read and understand.
- A nine page introductory coverage explains the backstory and the situation to young readers to help them understand the context.
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