No one quite knew how Gopal - the son of a barber from a small village - became Maharaja Krishna Chandra's jester. Was it his wit - rumored to be impossibly sharp? Or was it his infectious chuckle that could move the dourest soul?
Devika Rangachari is a prolific children’s author. Her books include ‘When Amma Went Away’, ‘The Wit of Tenali Raman’ and ‘Queen of Ice’. In 2002, Growing Up (Children’s Book Trust, 2000) was on the Honour List of the International Board of Books for Young People (IBBY).
Her contribution: A Hundred Cartloads