राजा का जन्मदिन


A foreign merchant gets dazzled by the decorations and vibrant festivities in Delhi. A huge crowd has gathered for the celebration and everyone seems to be walking to the same destination. On inquiry, the merchant finds out that it was emperor Akbar’s birthday. However, he only comes to know the reason behind the jubilant atmosphere and people’s love for the emperor after he follows the crowd and reaches the Diwan-e-aam (the assembly of commons)!

Story Title: राजा का जन्मदिन
Author: Butool Abbas
Illustrator: Vaibhav Kothare
Storyteller: Butool Abbas

About the author

Butool Abbas is a UI/UX designer and educator. She works for fostering creativity in classrooms, empowering individuals in students, colleges and professionals with thinking and problem solving skills to apply in real world challenges. She sets out to achieve this through Thinkizm, her social entrepreneurship venture.

About the illustrator

Vaibhav Kothare is a class 10 student living in Mumbai. He loves to sketch and paint in his free time. The cover for the story is an original illustration created by Vaibhav after listening to the story. Recently, he has learnt photography as well.

The author was commissioned to write the story under Yukti foundation, funded by Center for Frugal Innovation, IIT Kanpur.


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