An attempt to acquaint children with the wonderful and often ignored aspects of India’s rich history and culture through beautiful storytelling. This story on Krishna Deva Raya and his legendary empire is historical, buoyed by elements of fiction. It is narrated through the delightful voices of the king’s imagined daughter and great-granddaughter.
The narrative’s playful, personal tone and charming conversation between child and grandmother is spliced with humourous ruminations of Krishna Deva Raya himself, giving the story a more wholesome, 3-dimensional feel.
Roopa Pai is a computer engineer who always knew she was going to write for children. To make a living, she brings together three other loves - history, working with young people and her home town Bangalore - in her day job as a guide with Bangalore Walks, a history and heritage walks and tours company.