How to get the job

How to get the job

Tenali Rama, one of the three superstar jesters of India, is said to have earned his position as jester by making King Krsnadevaraya laugh.  According to one story, he contrived for the king’s guru to carry him around on his shoulders within sight of the king. ...
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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