The pits (II)

The pits (II)

Another example of Tenali Rama’s quick-witted defiance. He is said to have served King Krsnadevaraya (r. 1509-1529), though in all probability was a vivid figment of the collective imagination pegged to a real king.This curious anecdote concerns the scatological...
Staying alive

Staying alive

Another example of a jester feigning death, in this case to reveal – or expose – the intentions of the king which Tenali Rama may have suspected weren’t entirely noble.Tenali Rama is one of a handful of superstar jesters in India, and while his name...

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