Overview for Tales of Tenali Rama
In the early sixteenth century, Tenali Rama was a jester in the court of king Krishna Deva Raya, the ruler of Vijayagara in south India. Known for his sharp wit, wisdom and sense of humour, Tenali Rama was one of the eight pillars in the Vijayanagara court. Tenali's brilliant sense of humour made all the other courtiers jealous. Many times jealous courtiers plotted to show Tenali in bad light. But Tenali had the blessings of Goddess Kali so that he always used the right word and did the right thing and invariably escaped the most difficult situations. However, Tenali Rama's sense of fair play endeared him to the common citizens and his tales soon became legend. Each tale in this volume reveals some or all facets of Tenali's character.
Jyotsna Atre (Author)
A postgraduate in Communication from the University of Pune, Jyotsna Atre has over 14 years of writing experience in diverse communication domains such as advertising, journalism, corporate and training films, the World Wide Web, multimedia and e-learning. She has also handled teaching assignments as visiting faculty at the School of Communication Studies, (University of Pune). Currently, working as an e-learning consultant, she develops instructional material for training programmes, multimedia applications and online learning. Through it all, writing for children and travelling remain her passions.