The hugely popular Amar Chitra Katha comics are now available for reading in digital format on your iPhone or iPod Touch.

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To get started, you just have to open the iTunes store and download any of the available Amar Chitra Katha titles (the full story) directly to your phone for $1.99.

The printed version of Amar Chitra Katha comics are available for around $1 in Indian bookstores so this ebook (or rather ecomic) format looks a bit expensive but the advantage is that these books can now be purchased anywhere in the world.

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The comics can be read in both landscape and portrait mode and the iPhone reader app remembers the location of your last read page so you don’t have to start all over again.

Good move but I wish they had used a universal ebook format (like epub) as that would have allowed Amar Chitra Katha fans to enjoy these classic tales without the iPhone on devices like the Kindle or even the BlackBerry.

Other than the iPhone, you may also read entire Amar Chitra Katha comics on Vodafone mobile phones for a monthly subscription fee.

Related: BlackBerry as an eBook Reader