Comics have been entertaining children of all ages in India for years now. They are a great way to know more about the culture of our country. Since they are published in several languages, they are read by children from all regions.
Amar Chitra Katha, on which generations have grown, was launched in 1962 by Anant Pai. This series of comics, focusing primarily on Indian stories, legends, mythology and personalities is currently published in twenty different languages. Anant Pai also introduced Tinkle which had tales from India and other faraway lands.
Indrajal comics was launched by Bennet Coleman and Co. in March 1964. The first 32 issues contained “The Phantom” series. After that Indrajal comics published stories on characters such as Mandrake, Flash Gordon, Bahadur and more.
Chacha Chowdhury was a creation of Diamond comics, and remained popular for a long time with the fast thinking Chachaji and Saboo (a giant from Jupiter) and the main characters.
The recent super hit in India is, of course, Chhota Bheem. This series is a set of ongoing stories about Bheem (a super powered child) of Dholakpur and his friends.
With time, comics have evolved and besides being available in book stores they are now available in digital format as well. buy your favourite comic book now.