Amar Chitra Katha Comics Go ‘Mobile’
If YOU have cherished dog-eared copies of the quintessential Amar Chitra Katha classics like Hanuman, Rani of Jhansi, Krishna, Shivaji Maharaj, Tales of Arjuna and many others as a child, there is good news for you.
Most of the Amar Chitra Katha classics are now available in electronic form and can be accessed and downloaded via leading cellular provider Vodafone Essar on their pan-India network spread over 22 circles covering almost 98 per cent of the Indian mobile user base.
One can not only access and read the comics, but also download games, wallpapers, animated graphics interchange format (GIF) files and a multitude of other specially purposed content exclusively on the Vodafone Network. The collection will eventually be extended to cover the entire gamut of the Amar Chitra Katha library of content including Supandi and Tinkle.
Speaking to the media at the launch in Mumbai, Vodafone marketing and new business director, Harit Nagpal said, “Vodafone subscribers can now listen to folk stories, read entire Amar Chitra Katha comics, download ring tones and wallpapers, take quizzes and play games based on the stories.”
Also present at the event was ACK Media chief executive officer (CEO), Samir Patil and Anant Pai (popularly known as Uncle Pai), editor Emeritus, Amar Chitra Katha.
A visibly moved Anant Pai, always energetic and animated like his characters though he is touching a grand 80 years of age, said that the traditional comics in their original print format had to move to new media like the internet and mobile Internet.
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