30 Oct 2014
Oct 30 2014

The Betal resumed. Of all the learned Brahmans in the learnedest university of Gaur (Bengal) none was so celebrated as Vishnu Swami. He could write verse as well as prose in dead languages, not very correctly, but still, better than all his fellows–which constituted him a distinguished writer. […]

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30 Oct 2014
Oct 30 2014

On the lovely banks of Jumna’s stream there was a city known as Dharmasthal–the Place of Duty; and therein dwelt a certain Brahman called Keshav. He was a very pious man, in the constant habit of performing penance and worship upon the river Sidi. He modelled his own […]

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30 Oct 2014
Oct 30 2014

Your majesty (quoth the demon, with unusual politeness), there is a country called Malaya, on the western coast of the land of Bharat–you see that I am particular in specifying the place–and in it was a city known as Chandrodaya, whose king was named Randhir. This Raja, like […]

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6 Oct 2014
Oct 6 2014

Once Akbar asked Birbal to bring four fools of the first order to him. He said – “It is not difficult because this world is full of fools. Birbal said – “OK” and asked some time to find them, which Akbar readily gave to him. Now Birbal started […]

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6 Oct 2014
Oct 6 2014

One day, one man wanted to punish a man named Hasan. He accused him of stealing his necklace, and reported this theft in the police. The case was brought in the Judge’s court. Judge knew Hasan very well, and he also knew that he was not a thief. […]

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6 Oct 2014
Oct 6 2014

One day Birbal happened to pass a harmless comment on Akbar’s sense of humor. But Akbar was no fool. He got very angry and ordered him to not only leave the court, but also the city of Agra, his capital. Birbal was terribly hurt but could not do […]

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6 Oct 2014
Oct 6 2014

One day Akbar was stumbled on a rock in his garden while taking a stroll. He was not in a good mood already, and then this fall. He got very angry and ordered for the gardener’s arrest and execution. The next day, at the time of execution, the […]

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6 Oct 2014
Oct 6 2014

One day, when Akbar saw Hodja coming on foot, he promised him to give a horse. Accordingly, he instructed his stable man to give a horse to Hodja. Now, it so happened that the stable man selected a very weak and sick horse from the stable and sent […]

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6 Oct 2014
Oct 6 2014

One day the Emperor asked Birbal, “Birbal, is it possible to be the both “noblest” and the “lowest” together?” Birbal said, “Yes, Jahaanpanaah”  “Then bring me such a person.” Birbal went and returned next day with a beggar and presenting him to Akbar said, “This is the lowest […]

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6 Oct 2014
Oct 6 2014

One time it happened so that the Mullaa Nasruddin displeasured the Sultan, so the Sultan asked one of his men to slay him and bring him his head. The Mullaa was very upset with this. He went to Birbal and asked him how to save himself. Birbal said, […]

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