The Wit of Tenali Raman


Author: Devika Rangachari
Illustrated by Shilpa Ranade

9788176556033 | PB | pp. 108 | 2007 | Scholastic India

Tenali Raman, in the sixteenth century, was the jester at the court of Krishna Devaraya of Vijaynagara in Andhra Pradesh. This collection eighteen stories contains all the wit and wisdom of this man.

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Everyone agreed that Raman of Tenali was very clever. As a boy, he exasperated people with his mischief as much as he impressed them with his intelligence. This collection of eighteen stories contains all the wit and wisdom that make the stories of Tenali Raman so widely read and well loved.


Devika Rangachari
Illustrator: Shilpa Ranade







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Scholastic India





About the Author

The author has won 19 national awards in competitions for writers of children’s books and stories. Her book, Growing Up (children’s Book Trust, 2000), was nominated to the Honour List of the international Board on Books for Young People (IBBY) in 2002 as the most outstanding Indian entry. Her other books include The Wit of Tenali Raman, Company for Manisha (1999), When Amma Went Away (2002), Stories from Rajatarangini: Tales of Kashmir (2001) and Stories from Kathasaritsagara (2003).


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