Like many others, Preeti Arora, a resident of Cordova, TN, is a mother of two and a fan of Amar Chitra Kathas (ACKs). Preeti says “The challenge for me as a mom is to constantly add new titles to my Amar Chitra Katha collection for my kids. Because of my busy schedule, I want these comics to be easily accessible and from a reliable source in the US itself.”
Most of us replenish our stock of ACKs on periodic visits to India, but it is one more thing on an already long list of to-dos to be crammed into short visits that include obligatory family outings and celebratory clothes shopping. Now local distributor Desi Knowledge partners with the ACK organization to distribute the beloved comics locally in the US and hyper-locally for those of us in the Bay Area.
Desi Knowledge now stocks all Amar Chitra Katha comics, as well as other ACK-Media titles such as Tinkle comics and Karadi Tales in their California warehouse. All these offerings can now be ordered directly from their website at www.DesiKnowledge.org for fast delivery to anywhere in North America.
The comics are priced at $2.25 each.
For me as a parent, the big advantage is not having to hunt for some of the more esoteric titles I remember from my childhood, like Indra and Shachi and Narada. Beware: if your memory is a bit hazy, you might have to try a few iterations of the spelling to find the title.
ACK Media is India’s leading entertainment and education company for young audiences. Some of India’s most-loved brands including Amar Chitra Katha, Tinkle, Karadi Tales and well-known proprietary characters like Suppandi are part of ACK Media. We develop products for multiple platforms including print, home video, broadcast television, films, mobile and online services. ACK Media is headquartered in Mumbai, has a design studio in Bengaluru and a subsidiary in Chennai.
About Desi Knowledge
Desi Knowledge is a nonprofit organization based in California. Their mission is to connect children from around the world to India and its culture. Desi Knowledge has a webstore at http://www.DesiKnowledge.org where parents can get the latest children’s books and media from top publishers in India and abroad. Today, Desi Knowledge also partners with other organizations with similar vision to create and sponsor children’s programs that help further its mission of connecting kids to India.