Amar Chitra Katha launchs AyodhyaKand
India’s favorite storyteller, Amar Chitra Katha, known for its authentic and credible storytelling coupled with its exciting, child-friendly format, presents AYODHYAKAND, the second volume of Valmiki’s 7-part-epic Ramayana in graphic format. The first part, BalaKand, was released earlier this year; the second volume of the series ‘AyodhyaKand’ is being published in two parts. Part I of Ayodhya Kand encapsulates the events that lead to the exile of Rama, Sita and Lakshmana. AyodhyaKand, in hard cover with a beautiful cover and 104-full colour pages, will be available at all book stores and stands from 22ndDecember onwards @Rs.250/-. Amar Chitra Katha fans can also log onto www.amarchitrakatha.com to get their copy online.
Since 1967 Amar Chitra Katha storybooks are known for authentic storytelling inmythology, history& epic genres. Their new title “AyodhyaKand - I” is another addition in this category. A graphic story of 104 beautifully illustrated pages,AmarChitra Katha’s AyodhyaKand is scripted by Harini Gopalswami Srinivasan and vetted by Ramayana expert, Mangala Kumari. Amar Chitra Katha’s editorial team hasput over two years for the research, scripting, illustrations, color and production for the epic comic.
AyodhyaKand, the second book of Valmiki’s Ramayana, is a study in contrasts. It begins with Rama at the height of his fortune. The wealthy, happy prince, raised in luxury, adored by the people of Ayodhya, is to be crowned Yuvaraja. Suddenly, overnight, everything changes. Through no fault of his, he finds himself in the forest the very next day, with Sita and Lakshmana – homeless exiles, surrounded by wilderness and wild animals, sleeping on the ground, living on roots and fruits. AyodhyaKand is only the beginning of the great ordeal that is lying in wait for Rama, Sita and Lakhsmana. The master storyteller, Valmiki, deftly enlists our sympathy and admiration as they embark on their journey into the darkness of the unknown, with only courage and a sense of duty to light their way.
“At night, when I look at the forest near my farm, I imagine how Rama and Sita would have felt. I am filled with admiration for the courage with which they gave up their lives of luxury and set off on their journey into the dark unknown. And the poignancy of their situation has been captured beautifully by Amar Chitra Katha”, said Ms. Harini Gopalswami Srinivasan, Scriptwriter, AyodhyaKand.