Monday, February 23, 2009

ACK-084: Thanedar Hasan Askari

An out of print ACK #286

Thanedar Hasan Askari, an issue devoted to an idiosyncratic, apolitical police inspector in Uttar Pradesh in the 1930s. This is the whole of what the introduction to the issue has to say about him:

Sayyad Hasan Askari was born in an affluent and renowned family of Uttar Pradesh. After a brilliant record at the Police Training College, he became an instructor at the same institute. Fourteen years later he was transferred to Kanpur as a police officer. Askari distinguished himself as a man of principle. This Amar Chitra Katha brings a few episodes in the life of this extraordinary policeman
(inside front cover).

Thanedar Hasan Askari catches dacoits (the cover shows him leaping out at them from a palanquin in which he has been posing as a woman), and embarrasses his British superiors with his independence of mind. Once, to make an obscure point, he rides a horse into a courtroom. Later, he successfully practices homeopathy. He is loved by the people. Being too honest to curry favor, he retires as a lowly thanedar.

Giriraj Shah also praised him in his book Top Cops : Biographies of World’s Top Policemen (New Delhi, Cosmo, 2002, 3 Vols., 861 p., (set). ISBN 81-7755-200-7.) .

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It's contributed by Apoorva Chandar. All thanks & credits go to him.

22 comments:

TheBlabberingBard said...

Hoho looks like I am the first one to comment on this post..checked this site at 1:00 am and i get a new post..thanks Prabhat

Sridhar said...

Thank you Apoorva & Prabhat !!

Dhaval said...

Hello Prabhat!

I was on e-vacation for 2 months and as soon as I returned , I visited this blog, only to get stunned and amused and happy and enchanted and.. (words fail me!!)

Looks like this new "Avataar" of ACK is hit already.. and I see my self doing overtime for a couple of weeks to catch up the number of posts in past couple of months.. man!! there are 23 posts and may be 50 ACKs to read.. I found the treasure!!

Once again, and as always, you guys rock!!
now, i must go back and start reading.. :)

Prabhat's Books and Comics said...

TheBlabberingBard: Welcome! My posts generally come at 1AM. :)

Prabhat's Books and Comics said...

Sridhar: Welcome!

Prabhat's Books and Comics said...

Dhaval: Welcome! To fulfill demands of you friends ( visitors & contributors) , I’m also doing overtime. :)

Anonymous said...

Looks like I'm the late one today:)...

I'm discovering more rare comics thanks to your blog!

Demonoid Fan

Prabhat's Books and Comics said...

Demonoid Fan: Welcome! You are not late, link is here. :)
I generally make post late night, that's why started scheduling in this blog 1 AM IST.

s said...

The new changes are good,the blog looks really neat and classy now (not that it was ugly previously!), and it's good to see so many new "out-of-print ACK" scans.The new links and lists on the left column banner are also ideal - i'd written about that some days back, if u remember.
Keep up the good work - and i really think that this is a great hobby (passion?!) of yours, as it brings smiles to so many people.
Dr.S.Mitra

Prabhat's Books and Comics said...

Dr.S.Mitra: Welcome! If we share joy, it increases, but sorrow decreases. I'm lucky to have so many friends, who are helping in this project.

I love this series. In first sight it looks we are harming the publisher, but personally know more than 10 persons (including me) who are interested to buy all ACK physical copies (once or with time) as this project started.

Pls check response to you earlier comment too.

Sharath said...

Hey Apoorva..Thank you for uploading such a gr8 comic...but I am not able to download it..

Anonymous said...

error "This file is currently set to private. If this problem persists or you need further assistance, contact support."

I think this is the problem :

For free accounts, there is currently no time limit on how long uploaded files will be stored as long as you access your account (i.e. login to your account) at least once every 60 days OR at least one of your files is accessed (i.e. downloaded) every 30 days.

Please help.

Anonymous said...

Not able to download this - says that the file has been set to private. What's the point of having a link to download, when you really can't.

viz1977 said...
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viz1977 said...

i am unable to download some of the older files. It says they are privae files. Please F1.

dylan said...

i am unable to download any files...keep getting an error that the files are set to private. the comics are good but no point if u can't download the same. Please help

nahlawat said...

same problem here says files are private and i wanna thank to all of you for this great blog and project i wish i could start a company and publish these old gems once again for new generations

sandeep said...

I cannot download the books it is shown as private please make appropriate changes to the sharing. Thank you.

All izz well ! said...

When i saw the cover of the comics "Thanedar Hasan Askari " than i was very eager to read these real stories as i rememberd that in old time there was a regular column of these stories of similar type (or same ?) inspector and i immediately clicked the link but the same private file message came on my screen...and now i am feeling like :-( ... Please help all of us by telling the method to download....

sabyasachi said...

hello prabhat,
i was just surfing for amar chitra katha cvomics. i happened to come across your blog. but when i tried to download it is not happenoing. can u help me with it
with regards
sabyasachi

Anu said...

Is this blog no longer active??? I am unable to download any out of print ack... Also the comics uploaded before March 2009 are beyond reach..! Plz help...

vikki said...

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