An ancient throne reveals forgotten tales of the bravest and noblest of kings-Vikramaditya
When Upa’s father gets kidnapped from the tiny village where he was working, Upa and her mother
move to her great-grandmother’s house in a small town, to recover from the shock. There the
dejected and worried mother and daughter are befriended by an odd-looking stranger who insists on
telling them stories of King Vikramaditya and his long-lost throne.
Centuries after Vikramaditya’s death, King Bhoja unearthed his magnificent throne and
decided to make it his won. But each time he set foot on it, a statue carved on its side came alive and
told him a story of Vikramaditya’s kindness. The statues warned Bhoja that he should sit on the
throne only if he could match Vikramaditya in his deeds, and each time Bhoja came away humbled.
For whether he was diving to the bottom of the seas to discover fantastic jewels, or deflecting the
planet Saturn from its path in order to save his kingdom, or simply trying to help a miserable cow
fallen into a ditch, there was never one to match Vikramaditya in courage and generosity.
As Upa and her mother listen to these magical stories they begin to see the goodness in
the people around them and recognize the relevance of the tales of King Vikramaditya in their lives
today. Thought-provoking and always entertaining, Poile Sengupta’s retelling of these ancient stories
makes them come alive like never before.
Children’s Books (1707)
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