The stories of Vikram and Betal, originally written in sanskrit, have been an integral part of Indian fairy tales for many centuries. Legend has it that King Vikramaditya (Vikram), the emperor of Ujjain promises a monk to bring Betal, the vampire as a fovour promised to him. The condition is that the king should bring the vampire in complete silence, lest Betal, the vampire will fly back with the corpse to its abode. As soon as Vikram attempts to fetch the corpse in which the vampire Betal was residing, the vampire starts to narrate a story. And at the end of every story it compells king Vikram to solve the puzzle of the story, thus breaking his silence. The stories thus narrates by Betal, the Vampire forms an interesting series of fairy tales.
The introduction shows the setting for the stories, and conclusion shows what happened after King Vikram fulfilled his promise to the monk.
Enjoy the stories:
- Vikram and Betal Stories – Showing the exceeding folly of many wise fools
- Vikram and Betal Stories – Three men dispute about a woman
- Vikram and Betal Stories – Of the theif who laughed and wept
- Vikram and Betal Stories – Of a woman who told the truth
- Vikram and Betal Stories – Relative villany of Men and Women
- Vikram and Betal Stories – Man deceives a woman
- Vikram and Betal Stories – Introduction