17 Jul 2014
Jul 17 2014

In the venerable city of Bardwan, O warrior king! (quoth the Vampire) during the reign of the mighty Rupsen, flourished one Rajeshwar, a Rajput warrior of distinguished fame. By his valour and conduct he had risen from the lowest ranks of the army to command it as its […]

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17 Jul 2014
Jul 17 2014

In the great city of Bhogavati dwelt, once upon a time, a young prince, concerning whom I may say that he strikingly resembled this amiable son of your majesty. Raja Vikram was silent, nor did he acknowledge the Baital’s indirect compliment. He hated flattery, but he liked, when […]

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17 Jul 2014
Jul 17 2014

In Benares once reigned a mighty prince, by name Pratapamukut, to whose eighth son Vajramukut happened the strangest adventure. One morning, the young man, accompanied by the son of his father’s pradhan or prime minister, rode out hunting, and went far into the jungle. At last the twain […]

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17 Jul 2014
Jul 17 2014

The sage Bhavabhuti–Eastern teller of these tales–after making his initiatory and propitiatory conge to Ganesha, Lord of Incepts, informs the reader that this book is a string of fine pearls to be hung round the neck of human intelligence; a fragrant flower to be borne on the turband […]

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17 Jul 2014
Jul 17 2014

Once upon a time there was a forest by a city. The forest was the home of many animals. Among them was a jackal. There were many other jackals who belonged to the same pack but the others moved around together and seldom left the forest. Now this […]

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17 Jul 2014
Jul 17 2014

A monkey and a crocodile befriended each other. The monkey lived on a coconut tree above and beside the water. The croc used to take the monkey on his back for a ride around the river and in return the monkey fed coconut to the croc.  One day […]

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17 Jul 2014
Jul 17 2014

Once upon a time there lived a sparrow with her husband on a tree. She had built a nice nest and laid her eggs in the nest. One morning, a wild elephant with spring fever feeling restive came to the tree in search of shade and in a […]

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17 Jul 2014
Jul 17 2014

Once upon a time there lived a ferocious lion in the forest. It was a greedy lion and started killing animals in the forest indiscriminately. Seeing this, the animals gathered and decided to approach the lion with the offer of one animal of each species volunteering itself to […]

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14 Jul 2014
Jul 14 2014

One day Akbar was taking a walk in his Royal gardens with several courtiers. Many flowers were flowering at that time of season. A poet pointed out towards a beautiful flower and said, “Look Jahaanpanaah, how beautiful flower that is? No man can produce such a beautiful thing […]

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14 Jul 2014
Jul 14 2014

Several courtiers were vying to be the Royal Advisor of Emperor Akbar. So one day, when they came to the court, they said to the Emperor, “We want to be your Royal Advisor.” Akbar said, “No problem, but you will have to pass the test before you could […]

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