Stories in category 'tenali'

Those Who Cannot See

Those Who Cannot See

Once, while looking at a list of all the blind people in the city. Akbar said, “1 see very few names on the list.”

Half-Light Half-Shadow

Half-Light Half-Shadow

Once, Akbar, in a fit of anger, asked Birbal to leave the city. Birbal agreed, but before leaving, said that he would enter the city only when the emperor asked...

What I Desire

What I Desire

Once, there lived a foolish miser. He kept all his money hidden in a large box in a corner of his home.

The Washerman and the Potter

The Washerman and the Potter

Once a washerman’s donkey entered the potter’s yard and broke all the pots. The potter beat the poor donkey badly. The washerman rushed to its rescue. He paid for the...

Length of the Stick

Length of the Stick

Once, there lived a very rich merchant in Agra. One day, a burglary took place in his house. The merchant suspected one of his numerous servants but he did not...

The Queen's Victory

The Queen's Victory

Once, Akbar was chatting with his queen. He remarked., “Birbal is the most prized jewel of my court. He is unchallenged in wit and intelligence.”

King Akbar's Mahabharata

King Akbar's Mahabharata

Once Birbal brought the Mahabharato for Akbar A few days later, Akbar sald, “You must write an Akbari Mahabharata, Birbal.”

The Stolen Bottle

The Stolen Bottle

Once, King Akbar went to his wives. He said, “Each of you is to tell me a silly tale. The one who tells the sillest tale will be rewarded.”

Tenali and his Cat

Tenali and his Cat

Once upon a time, Vijaya Nagar Kingdom was under the menace of rats. There were rats everywhere - closets, kitchens, bedrooms. They nibbled on everything possible they ate books, wood,...

The Most Difficult Job

The Most Difficult Job

King Krishna Deva Raya was very happy with the way he ruled his kingdom. One day, he said to his courtiers, “You are all wise and learned men seated here....

Tenali Salutes the Donkey

Tenali Salutes the Donkey

In the Royal Court of King Krishna Deva Raya, lived a pious man called Thathacharya. He was the, royal teacher and family priest to the king. The royal teacher had...

Tenali's first taste of sccess

Tenali's first taste of sccess

The Royal court of King Krishna DevaRaya of Vijaya Nagar, which was called the ‘Bhuvana Vijayam’, was extremely popular. Poests and scholars from all over the country wanted to have...

Tenali and the Brinjals

Tenali and the Brinjals

King Krishna Deva Raya had a private garden that he was very proud of. He had a variety of vegetables grown there. This time, it was a rare variety of...

Babur puts Tenali to test

Babur puts Tenali to test

Tales of Tenali Rama ‘s quick wit and intelligence had spread far and wide and King Krishna Deva Raya was very proud to see that the eight poets or Astadigsaias...

Tenali Nabs the Diamond Thief

Tenali Nabs the Diamond Thief

One morning, as King Krishna Deva Raya of the Vijaya Nagar Kingdom was sitting with his courtiers and ministers at court, a servant came forth and begged to meet the...

A handful of grain

A handful of grain

Simhapuri was one of the major towns in the Vjaya Nagar kingdom. In this town, there lived a beautiful lady called Vidyullatha. This lady was famous for her beauty and...