It was called Amar Chitra Katha and it would sell over 90 million copies in over 20 Indian languages.
The series retold stories of kings, freedom fighters and Gods.
It covered history and mythology, taking complex narratives from our epics and songs and making them easy to understand for even its youngest readers.
Having been read by generations of Indians, the news of an animated film from the company came as a pleasant surprise. Called Sons of Ram, the film will be a full length feature in 3D.
Text: Shivankar Jay