Tales of Gopal: The Jester: Rich in wit, wisdom and humor – Kindle edition by Swapna Dutta. Download it once and read it on your Kindle device, PC, phones or. Gopal the Jester [Anant Pai] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. Kings of old times used to have ‘Jesters’ in their service. The jester was a. Sulekha Creative Blog – A story of Gopal, the jester foreword Maharaja Krishna Chandra was the king of Bengal during t.

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Can’t you see that my work for this session is over? The king had a lot of serious work to goopal, lots of difficult problems to solve and deal carefully with rival kings! Before the maharaja could sit down on his throne there was a minor sensation. The maharaja gave her a keen look. Why have you come here? Kavitha marked it as to-read Oct 15, By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

The maharaja was fed up with her. It was quite uncommon for women to walk into the court unescorted by a man or at least a boy unless something was seriously wrong. The maharaja gave him a thoughtful look.

Want to Read saving…. How can people help discussing it? Open Preview See a Problem? So they keep talking about it. Creative General A story from Gopal, the jester of Bengal. For additional information on publishing your books on iPhone and iPad please visit www. I’ll have to think about your reward. Everybody bought them, cooked them, ate them and discussed them. It also shows how agriculture was given importance and the prosperity of the country depended on agriculture which in turn depended on cattle.

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I’m really tired of all this fishy talk’ cried Maharaja Krishna Chandra turning up his nose in disgust, ‘No matter where I go or who I meet, everyone is perpetually talking of fish! Stories about his exploits are narrated in West Bengal and Bangladesh to this day in numerous short stories.


That is why I am telling you. It meant a lot of tension. Those days, the cattle of a kingdom meant a lot. No hilsa-talk, please – it’s boring! University of Chicago Press, United States. She has also A prolific children’s author from India, Swapna Dutta has been publishing stories in newspapers and magazine for four decades, and has written many books for young readers, in a variety of genres.

The only sound she made was the tinkling of her anklets and the jingle of her bangles.


Gopal chuckled to himself and came back to his home with a big bag of gold coins, only to receive one more bag from Raja Krishnachandra as he had saved him from insult. He was a barber by profession and was a very witty and intelligent person.

Everyone – young and old, rich and poor – discussed the latest haul, where it was going cheap and who was charging more, who kept the freshest stocks and who palmed off the stale ones to unsuspecting customers!


Elora added it Oct 27, This page was last edited on 22 Decemberat So he needed someone to make his tension lighter with his jokes. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Thanks for telling us about the problem. Articles containing Bengali-language text. To stop people from babbling about hilsa, I mean? He wants to know the exact measurements of the earth and the number of stars in the sky… Hmmm. And plenty of ministers to advise him on different matters. The king was puzzled but his inner instinct said that Gopal would succeed and so the king ordered Gopal to be given what he wanted.

Anjali marked it as to-read Jan 07, Retrieved February 16, Everyone got up with him. He reached Murshidabad in a few days time and went to see the Nawab.

Just let me know what is your problem and if I cannot solve it, I will at least find out who can help you. Learn how your comment data is processed. Most people are fond of eatinglike I am! It was the season for fish – all kinds of fish, specially the hilsa, a delicacy in Bengal.