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A dog and a son-in-law: Witty tale of Akbar Birbal

A dog and a son-in-law

One day, Emperor Akbar said to Birbal, “Birbal! Bring me two such animals – one of which has a sense of gratitude and the other who forgets all this and takes to treachery.” After thinking deeply over the matter, Birbal brought a dog and his own son-in-law to the court. He presented them before the Emperor, and said, “Maharaj, I …

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Dark Below The Lamp: Moral Story From Akbar Birbal

Dark Below The Lamp: Moral Story From Akbar Birbal

Dark Below The Lamp: Once, the Emperor and Birbal were sitting in the palace balcony and watching the sunrise. The sunrays falling on the sparkling waters of the Yamuna river gave it a golden sheen. The Emperor used to watch this natural beauty everyday. Suddenly, their attention was diverted due to a loud noise. They noticed some thieves running after …

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Daulat: Rib Tickling Tale of Akbar Birbal

Daulat

One day Daulat, a slave, who worked at Emperor Akbar’s court, made some mistake and incurred his wrath. Emperor Akbar asked him to leave the court. He went to Birbal’s house. Birbal listened to him and suggested, “Once again, you go to the court and ask the Emperor, “Daulat has come, should he stay or leave”? The Emperor was surprised …

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Gold Coins: Famous Akbar-Birbal Moral Story

Gold Coins: Famous Akbar-Birbal Moral Story

The wisdom of Birbal was unparalleled during the reign of Emperor Akbar. But Akbar’s brother-in-law was extremely jealous of him. He asked the Emperor to dispense with Birbal’s services and appoint him in his place. He gave ample assurance that he would prove to be more efficient and capable than Birbal. Before Akbar could take a decision on this matter, …

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