ACK to launch Mother Teresa title

Updated: Aug 20, 2010, 21:17 PM IST

Bangalore: Amar Chitra Katha is coming out with a new title on Mother Teresa to mark her birth centenary which falls on August 26.

The title, a 40-page story of Mother Teresa, has been created with the help of the Missionaries of Charity, founded by the Nobel laureate in Kolkata. It traces how the Mother, an Albanian by birth, made India her home and from here reached out to the world, especially to children.

With this, Amar Chitra Katha (ACK) is coming out with a new title after four years.

"ACK Media is re-starting the launch of new titles in the Amar Chitra Katha series from August 2010. We will be launching a new title every two months now, with `Mother Teresa` being the first one in the series," said Savita Pai, VP-Product Management, ACK Media.

"Mother Teresa was chosen as our come-back title because of the universality of the figure... we want to take this book to every house so that kids can learn from her great deeds," she added.

"We have done intense research not just from empirical recorded data sources and books but also by meeting people who have known the Mother closely," said Reena Puri, Editor, Amar Chitra Katha.

The sketch style is a mix of graphic art and ACK style.

"It took us eight months to work on the `Mother Teresa` title", said Reena, adding it will be launched pan India.