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This page was last edited on 22 Augustat Balarama played a major role in the development of children’s literature in Malayalam. Retrieved from ” https: February Learn how and when to remove this template message.

NM Mohanthe editor of Poomatta of the time, is considered as the architect kathxkal designer of all typical children’s magazines in Kerala. Pinocchio was the first Disney comics to syndicate, followed by classics such as Cinderella and Alice in Wonderland. With the decreasing sales, connected to competition for the juvenile market from video and then computer games and the Internet, the new editor-in-chief faces a tough challenge to keep up with the demands of the market.

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The magazine also helped to promote reading habit among the Malayalee children. The magazine became a fortnightly periodical in November Retrieved 4 August Webarchive template wayback links EngvarB nalarama October Articles needing additional references from February All articles needing additional references Use dmy dates from June Series such as ThalamarattePulivalu and Jambanum Thumbanumdiscussing relevant social issues, were quite popular among the readers.

He created the iconic Mayavi series, with Mumbai-based artist Pradeep Sathe. Dora The Explorer and Chhota Bheem was also included aimed towards children of a lower age group. From the beginning, the monthly magazine was noted for its high standard of content. In the summer ofthe magazine started syndicating Disney comics and Henry strips.


More than weekly strips of Soothran have been published so far, each one about 4 or 5 pages in length. It debuted in the August issue of the Balarama and went on to become the flagship strip of the magazine. It was the first time an American super-hero appeared in a Malayalam comic magazine. Venugopal also draws the last page strip, known as Mrigathipathyam Vannal.

However, it was Pai and Pai Company’s comic magazine Poompatta that established among kahakal readers for the first time. Balarama is known for its decades long partnership with Amar Chitra Katha. Retrieved 20 August kathaakl The publishers were mainly focusing on more grown kids, rather than young in this early period.

They are trying to bring new innovations into their comics to attract more children in this era of computer and social medias. From its early period, cartoonist PJ Venugopal’s kxthakal appears in every issue of the magazine. Other members of the balarama kathakwl includes the Balarama Digest ,a weekly that covers a different general topic in each issue this publication has won critical and public appreciation owing to its rich content and accuracy.

From 17 Aprilthe fortnightly became a weekly. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Along with the comics original or syndicatedthe content includes fables, rhymes, literary classics and various puzzles.


Some earlier attempts to publish children’s periodicals in Malayalam were proved failures. However, the demands on the artists increased twice by this move. Among them, a magazine known as Ambili Ammavan the Malayalam version of Chandamama survived for a long period. Retrieved 28 October Later Balarama created a record in the history of the circulation of Malayalam comics and replaced Poompatta as the market leader.


By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. InNM Mohan moved to Balarama and took charge as the editor-in-chief.

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From this issue, it started syndicating American comic strip “Spider-Man”. A major breakthrough in the development of Balarama came in the 25 March issue. Balarama kathaksl started in [2] by the house of Malayala Kathakaone of the most widely read dailies in Kerala.

Srinivasa Iyengar Sahitya Akademi p. Please help improve this article by adding citations to reliable sources. The rise of Balarama soon inspired other Malayalam newspapers to follow the suit and produce a number of similar type comic magazines.

Over the years, it became a comic magazine, with more comic strips and less children’s stories, fables and rhymes.

Much like Disney, most of the artists in Balarama usually work under the restrictions of anonymity. Views Read Edit View history.

The trend of syndicated super-heroes followed as Batman, the Phantom and Mandrake the Magician comics also appeared in the subsequent years. In mid, the magazine started a new series Soothranwhich later became quite popular among the readers.

They introduced 3D comics,moving stories in their comics.