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 wholesome, 3-dimensional feel.
The text, its stunning illustrations, the map and the timeline together bring alive this legendary monarch and the time and place he occupied in history.