Through a masterful blend of commentary, dialogue and illustration, Amar Chitra Katha presents
complex historical facts and intricate mythology in a format that would appeal to children. They
not only entertain, but also provide a fitting introduction to the culture heritage of India. In
a country so vast and varied, the series also serves as a medium for national integration, by
introduction young readers to the rich culture diversity of the country and highlighting the
achievements of local heroes.
This wisdom, the wisdom of right thinking and right living, is preserved in the Jataka stories.
The Jataka tales, on which the present title is based, is a collection of 550 stories included in
the Pali canon. These are based on folklore, legends and ballads of ancient India. We cannot
assign a definite date to the Jataka stories. Takings into accounts archaeological and literary
evidence, it seems likely that they were complied in the period between 3rd century BC and 5th
century AD. The Jataka tales provide invaluable information about ancient Indian civilisation,
culture and philosophy.
This wisdom, of right thinking and right living, is preserved in the Jataka stories, a collection
of 550 stories included in the Pali canon. The are based on the ballads, legends and folklore of
ancient India and provide invaluable insights in to the civilisation, culture and philosophy of
A definite date cannot be assigned to the Jataka stories. From archaeological and literary
evidence, it is likely that they were compiled between 3rd century BC and 5th century AD.
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