NEW DELHI, March 30, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — HarperCollins and AAN Comics present The Warrior Pack in Rishi Kumar. This collection of war comics brings the reader 24 real-life stories of Ashok Chakra winners and is a tribute to the men and women who wear the uniform in service to the country and exemplify the message of service before self.
Praise for The Warrior Pack
“I am very happy to know that by Rishi Kumar illustrated stories about the Ashok Chakra are getting the attention they deserve. It is time for the citizens of India are sensitized to the courage and bravery of those who gave their all for the nation. The box containing 24 stories of Ashok Chakra winners is a brilliant idea.“– Major General Ian CardozoAVSM, SM
“If there is anything conspicuously absent, it is the availability of contemporary military history in everyday discourse. There is a real shortage of literature not only for researchers but also for the ordinary citizen. This is where the AAN Comics “Warrior Pack” fills with 24 stories of bravery covering recipients of the Ashoka Chakra. The collection is not just a comic book series, but a military story told in a unique style that should be considered part of Indian military history and culture. He tells us about the tradition of bravery, courage and sacrifice that has characterized Indian soldiers since time immemorial.“-Colonel (retired) Divakaran Padmakumar PillayShaurya Chakra, PhD., Military Historian and Researcher at Manohar Parrikar Institute for Defense and Strategic Analysis
“As a veteran of the 1971 war and counter-insurgency operations in the Northeast, I know that the line between war and peace is blurring and that bravery, whether fighting an internal or external enemy, is bravery. Because peacetime operations don’t get the same coverage as wartime operations, the courage shown by our men often goes unnoticed. AAN Comics is to be commended for bringing out this series of illustrated Ashoka Chakra Winners books that draw our audience’s attention to the heroism our soldiers demonstrate almost daily. Heroism is not only displayed by soldiers in the fight against an enemy, it is also displayed by soldiers and civilians in other situations where they risk their own lives at stake to save those of their fellow citizens. The Ashoka Medal Series is also applicable to them and as such is an inspiration to all.“–Commander Chandrakant Singh, Vir Chakraauthor and veteran
“In its 75 years since independence, India had to fight five wars and defend itself in countless acts of terrorism and conflict situations threatening its peace. Although the supreme courage and sacrifice for India and her people has been endless, the stories of bravery and glory of the true heroes are not well known to the citizens. A country with such a rich tradition of putting nation above all else must continue to inspire and motivate its children and young people in an increasingly conflicted world. This exciting and engaging comic book series also tells the story in a way that’s easy to read, understand, and helps soak up the spirit of patriotism that makes heroes rise above mere mortals. in all situations that required bravery and sacrifice. This fitting tribute to the men and women in service to the country will make every citizen proud and inspire many others to follow in the footsteps of the sacred heroes.“–Meghna Girishmanother of a Braveheart and Founder-Administrator, Major Akshay Girish Memorial Trust.
“by Rishi Kumar AAN Comics graphically told the story of india greatest war heroes. Well researched with realistic graphics, the courage and valor of the Indian Armed Forces and its men are told in the 24 graphic stories. This compendium is a must for schools, libraries, personal reading and worldwide distribution to showcase the value of one of the best armies in the world. From the 2 world wars to defense india borders against Chinese and Pakistani aggression to insurgencies within, Indian soldiers have proven themselves to be unrivalled.“-Ashali Varma, filmmaker, journalist and author of The Victoria Cross: A Love Story
On The Warrior Pack
AAN Publishers is proud to present a set of war comics based on the stories of brave hearts of the Indian Armed Forces who have been awarded the Ashok Chakra for their outstanding courage, bravery and daring in military operations.
The Ashok chakra is india the highest peacetime military decoration. It is the peacetime equivalent of the Param Vir Chakra (PVC), and is awarded for the ‘most conspicuous bravery or daring or preeminent valor or self-sacrifice‘ other than facing the enemy. The decoration can be awarded either to military personnel or to civilians.
These comics depict what our warriors must endure to bring victory, freedom, honor and dignity to the country in their fight against the enemy, both foreign and domestic, in the most hostile conditions ranging from deserts to the snowy mountains and all the way into the jungle.
These war stories are a combination of the tribute of martyrs, military history, warfare, geopolitics and art fused into real life illustrated stories that will make any reader proud of their armed forces and instill a strong message of ‘ ‘country first and always‘. The Stories will focus on our country’s contemporary military history.
The purpose of these illustrated stories is to raise awareness of our war heroes.
On Rishi Kumar:
Rishi Kumarcreator, illustrator and publisher of AAN Comics, bringing to life the true stories of Indian Armed Forces war and war heroes since 2012.
About AAN Comics
AAN Publishers is a creative company that publishes graphic novels about india the post-independence wars and the gallantry award winners of the Indian Armed Forces.
About HarperCollins India
HarperCollins India publishes some of the best writers from the Indian subcontinent and around the world, releasing around 200 new books every year, with a print and digital catalog of over 2,000 titles spread across 10 editions. Its authors have won almost all major literary awards including Man Booker Prize, JCB Prize, DSC Prize, New India Foundation Prize, Atta Galatta Prize, Shakti Bhatt Prize, Gourmand Cookbook Prize, Publishing Next Prize , Tata Literature Live! Award, Gaja Capital Business Book Prize, BICW Award, Sushila Devi Award, Sahitya Akademi Award and Crossword Book Award. HarperCollins India also represents some of the best publishers in the world including Harvard University Press, Gallup Press, Oneworld, Bonnier Zaffre, Usborne, Dover and Lonely Planet. HarperCollins India is now the recipient of five Publisher of the Year awards – in 2021 and 2015 at the Publishing Next Industry Awards, and in 2021, 2018 and 2016 at Tata Literature Live. HarperCollins India is a subsidiary of HarperCollins Publishers.
SOURCE HarperCollins Publishers India