(Last Updated on : 07/12/2011)
Chitra Bharti Kathamala was a renowned Indian comics magazine
that was in circulation during the early 1980s. The popular comics magazine was published and distributed by S.Chand and Company Ltd, in New Delhi, one of the most prominent publishers of Engineering and technical books in India. The Chitra Bharti Kathamala experienced modest success and the comics line was published once in every fortnight with a total of 24 issues in a particular year. Chitra Bharti Kathamala was published both in English and Hindi
languages by S.Chand and Company. But the publishing of Chitra Bharti Kathamala was ended during the late 1980s, due to falling demand and preference of western comics by Indian comics
Chitra Bharti Kathamala had its head office at S.Chand and Company Ltd in Raamnagar, New Delhi. At present the publishing house produces and distributes educational books. The comics magazine published several stories in varied genres like fairytales, stories about knights and princesses, funny and humourous stories, socially relevant stories, historical and mythological characters, details of the historical monuments and events and other general stories. Apart from these, there were also several characters that were regularly featured in Chitra Bharti Kathamala and were much liked by the readers of the magazine. Some of the most popular characters in the Chitra Bharti Kathamala universe are Space Star, Manasputra, Bhabhi Ji, Secret Agent 005-Junior James Bond, Chandru and Private Detective Kapil.
Publications of Chitra Bharti Kathamala
S.Chand and Company published many issues of Chitra Bharti Kathamala, which include Jay Bharat, Chandrahaas, Bahadurshah Jafar, Dhruvtara, Shaitaan ka Shadyantra, Chauptanand, Munshi Totaram ki Swargyatra, Samudra ka Shaitaan, Chittor ka Chiraag, Hatyaa ka Jaal (Secret Agent 005-Junior James Bond), Bolra Pedh, Watan Ke Saudagar (Secret Agent 005-Junior James Bond), Rahasyamaya Grah (Space Star), Kaali Billi, Nawaab Latpat, Jail Ki Hawaa (Secret Agent 005-Junior James Bond), Dhurt Mantri, Jaadugar Chakram, Naag Kanya, Jahreeley Baune (Space Star), Chaandi Ka Pahaad, Swarg Ka Neta - Madaari Laal, Mister Champat, Uranium ke Chor (Space Star), Time Bomb (Secret Agent 005-Junior James Bond), Veerdhwaj, Qaatil Mere Peechhe (Secret Agent 005 - Junior James Bond), Begam Samaru, Vinash Ke Putle (Space Star), International Killer (Secret Agent 005-Junior James Bond), Shalimar Ke Chor (Private Detective Kapil), Nakli Goli Asli Maut (Private Detective Kapil), Anokha Chor - RamKishore (Secret Agent 005 - Junior James Bond), Mahamaya Ki Talwaar (Manasputra), Mahan Khiladi (Bhabhi Ji), Papa Kho Gaye and many others.