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 Post subject: CHANDAMAMA
PostPosted: Fri May 15, 2020 2:42 am 

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Anyone remember this children's magazine. It was the top childrens magazine, in India, until mid 1970s or may be even later for many many years(published till 2013). No other childrens magazine even came close. In the 1960s, Times Of India group started PARAAG but was no where close to Chandamama in popularity.
Started by famous film personalities B.Nagireddy & Chakrapani. Published in many languages.

Later on, the magazine was sold in order to take it into digital age but it went into difficulties and it ceased publication instead, and even the domain name expired.

Today, I came across this website, run by volunteers and it has each and every issue of this magazine. WOW! ... &year=1958
(Just one issue at this web address but there are over 60 years of monthly issues in so many languages. WOW!)

Never even in my remote expectations did I ever imagine that all this will be available and that too, free.

(Dhoomketu, Betal Ki Kahaniyan, Kanse Ka Kila, Roopdhar Ki Yaatraiyein (Oddyssee), Vichitra Judwa etc.)

 Post subject: Re: CHANDAMAMA
PostPosted: Thu Oct 01, 2020 1:10 pm 

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Another familiar name from my childhood, associated with Chandamama childrens magazine:

Illustrator SANKAR.

Noticed in the news today. He passed away at age 97.
(Sept 29, 2020)
Quote: ... dhbee.html

Chandamama artist 'Sankar' dies at 97

Legendary artist KC Sivasankar who has contributed to the field of art for over 60 years, illustrating for popular children's magazine Chandamama aka Ambulimama, passed away at his residence in Chennai on September 29. The artist, best known for illustrating the Vikram Vetala series, was 97.

Sivasankar was born in 1927 at a village in Erode and developed an early passion for art. In 1934, he moved to Chennai along with his mother and siblings where he would be discovered for his talents by his drawing teacher at school.

Chandamama, a periodical magazine for children originally in Telugu, was founded by filmmakers B Nagi Reddi and Chakrapani in 1947. The magazine reached far and wide, being published in 13 Indian languages.

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