Author- Pai Anant
There s no greater teacher than a prank-playing jester. Amar Chitra Katha s Tales of Birbal and Other Stories is a collection of witty stories featuring some of the wisest jesters and ministers in folklore. Summary of the Book Kings and Emperors are always right. At least, that s what they want everyone to think. However, not all of their followers will agree with them. Sometimes, it is necessary to knock a king off his high-horse. But when that act comes with a risk of execution, who could have the guts to try it? Execution and exile has never really bothered the court jester. If the King orders him to never show his face again, one can always trust the jester to return with a pot covering his head, like Tenali Raman. When the Emperor tries to have him executed, the jester will always fake his death and teach him the value of having a comedian around by vanishing, just like the witty Birbal. It doesn t matter if one s liege is Akbar the Great or Krishnadevaraya the Mighty, in the face of comedy, everyone is merely a part of the audience. This collection of humourous tales brings together some of the best-loved folk stories featuring Akbar and Birbal, Tenali Raman and Gopal the Jester. This pack consist of the following titles : ,Birbal the Wise,Birbal the Clever,Birbal the Witty,Birbal the Just,Birbal the Genius,,Birbal the Inimitable,Birbal to the Rescue,Raman of Tenali,,Raman the Matchless Wit,Gopal the Jester.
- Paperback: 320 pages
- Publisher: Amar Chitra Katha Pvt Ltd (October 10, 2014)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 9350851229
- ISBN-13: 978-9350851227
About the author:
Born in Karkala, in British India on 17 September 1929, Anant Pai was orphaned at the age of two. He studied at the Orient School, Mahim in Bombay and then pursued his higher education in chemistry, physics and chemical technology at the University of Bombay Department of Chemical Technology. He is a dual degree holder. Anant died of a massive heart attack on the evening of 24 February 2011.