Akbar Aur Birbal - I
Emperor Akbar, the Great Mughal Ruler of the 16th century was renowned for housing a constellation of illustrious courtiers in the likes of Tansen, Abu'l Fazl and Raja Todar Mal among others.
The most prominent figure among the Navratnas was Birbal, Akbar's chief administrative counselor. Birbal's ready wit and subtle Humour made his exchanges with Emperor Akbar one of the most admired and indispensable chapters of Indian folklore. The witty repartees between Akbar and Birbal have entertained Children and grown-ups from Time immemorial. The stories revolving around Akbar and Birbal's interactions have not only amused the Readers but have also imbued helped moral values in them along the way.
Akbar Aur Birbal I includes a series of fables which describe Birbal's exceptional presence of mind and sharp intellect which comes to Akbar's rescue in many a tricky situation. This volume comprises of humorous anecdotes about Birbal's smartness, that leaves Akbar's courtiers as well as the Emperor himself astonished. It was this unprecedented cleverness of Birbal that endeared him to Emperor Akbar and the stories of their rapport have enjoyed widespread acclaim down the ages.
This collection includes intriguing stories about how Birbal enabled Emperor Akbar to escape numerous adversities. The narrative is made further interesting by several illustrations and thus more appealing to the readers. It not only offers a funny re-imaging of traditional narratives, but also provides an intelligent insight into the lives of the regality of erstwhile eras. The 2012 edition of Akbar Aur Birbal I, published by Rajpal in 2012, is available in paperback.
- Written in Hindi, this collection of Short Stories is easily comprehensible for Readers of all ages.
- Every story is paired with colourful illustrations and interactive key-notes.
- There is another interesting sequel to this collection.
- The paperback version enchants the Children with the funny stories, while giving adults a nostalgic sneak-peak into their own childhood.