kids encyclopedia robot

Balarama (magazine) facts for kids

Kids Encyclopedia Facts
Quick facts for kids
Balarama
Balarama Title.gif
Editor-in-Chief A. V. Harisanker
Former editors N. M. Mohan
Categories Comic magazine
Frequency Weekly
Circulation 1,23,196 (ABC, July-December 2017)
  • Readership - 7,33,000 (IRS 2017, AIR)
Publisher V. Sajeev George
Year founded 1972
Company Malayala Manorama Publications Limited
Country India
Based in Kottayam, Kerala
Language Malayalam
Website Official website
ISSN 0975-0339

Balarama (literally Joy of Kids) is an Indian weekly comic magazine published by M. M. Publications, of Malayala Manorama Group from Kottayam, Kerala in Malayalam-language.It is currently the 8th most read non-English magazine and 5th most read Malayalam magazine in India.Balarama is also the most read children's magazine in india.

Starting as a monthly in 1972, the magazine became a fortnightly periodical in November 1984, before finally settling as a weekly in 1999.The weekly hits stands on every Friday. Along with the comics (original or syndicated), the content includes fables, rhymes, literary classics and various puzzles.

Balarama is known for its decades long partnership with Amar Chitra Katha. American comics syndicated by the magazine include Disney Comics, Henry, Dennis the Menace, Dora the Explorer and also Spider-Man, Batman, the Phantom and Mandrake the Magician.

Malayala Manorama also publishes National Geographic Kids in India, Manorama Tell Me Why, Balarama Digest, Kalikkudukka, MagicPot, Akkad Bakkad, Colouring Books and Balarama Amar Chitra Katha.

Famous comics and series appeared in Balarama

This is a list showing the famous comics and series appeared in Balarama.

In-house (Malayalam)

  • Mayavi(flagship comic)
  • Luttappi
  • Soothran
  • Akkuvum Ikkuvum
  • Mrigathipathyam Vannal
  • Oridathoridathu (folk tales)
  • Jungle Book
  • Kaloopi
  • Mantriyude Thantrangal
  • Mayajala Kadhagal
  • Jampanum Thumbanum
  • Thala Maratte
  • Shikkari Shangu
  • Raja Thuglan
  • Munjasan Kadhagal
  • Kayamkulam Kochunni
  • Kulappurath Bheeman
  • Dundu Mon
  • Kuppi Bhootam

From its early period, cartoonist P. J. Venugopal's series appears in every issue of the magazine. Series such as Thalamaratte, Pulivalu and Jambanum Thumbanum, discussing relevant social issues, were quite popular among the readers. Venugopal also draws the last page strip, known as Mrigathipathyam Vannal.

Syndicated

Indian

Balarama is known for its decades long partnership with Amar Chitra Katha (India Book House). Until recently, MM Publications held the rights publish Amar Chitra Katha comics in Malayalam.

  • Shikari Shambu
  • Kapish
  • Suppandi
  • Kalia the Crow
  • Tantri the Mantri
  • Shikari Shambu
  • Pyarelal series
  • Janoo and Wooly Woo
  • Mahabharata (Dilip Kadam)
  • Inspector Azad
  • Shaktiman
  • Chhota Bheem

Outside India

kids search engine
Balarama (magazine) Facts for Kids. Kiddle Encyclopedia.