Tamil Classics: 5 In 1 (Amar Chitra Katha) is a children’s fiction book written by Anant Pai. This book is in English. It is a collection of five best Tamil stories from all time periods into one classic literary book. These are the different traditions seen in Tamil literature. The book contains both modern and ancient stories starting with the story of Prince Jivaka. This story is a grand gallant tale that has been a part of the Tamil oral culture for centuries.
Another story is that of Kannagi. It has been adapted from Silappadikaram by Ilango Adigal. The modern play Manonmani has also been incorporated in this compilation. This play is by the 19th century writer Sundaram Pillai. Another story added in this is The Adventures of Prathapan by Vedanayagam Pillai. It’s modern adaptation in Tamil has been included. Another story added is of the title Kumanan.
The detailed research in this book of costumes, architecture, regional flavors and facts ensures parents that these children’s books could be used as educational tools.
Tamil Classics: 5 In 1 (Amar Chitra Katha) was published by Amar Chitra Katha Private Limited in 2010. This book is available in paperback.
- The series encompasses of stories from Ramayana, Mahabharata and Birbal.
- Children from the age 9 to 14 years can read this book.
- This book has illustrated pictures that are attractive to children.