Monday, September 20, 2004

"India's favorite uncle" turns 75: Mid-Day Mumbai marks the 75th birthday of Anant Pai, creator of the Amar Chitra Katha comic books:

"Once at a Ramayan Mela, where delegates from all over the world had assembled at a seminar, it was asked who was the mother of Ravana. One delegate stood up and said ‘it’s Kehkasi because I have read it in the Amar Chitra Katha's.’ No one questioned his reply. I realized then how authentic people thought it was and that I would have to be very careful in my research."