HISTORY OF TENALI RAMAN
About five hundred years ago, there lived a great king called krishnadevaraya.
He ruled one of the greatest kingdoms in south India, the Vijayanagar kingdom.
Krishnadevaraya was a good King. He was a great warrior and a kind ruler. He loved poetry, art and learning and did his best to encourage artists and learners.
The great Vijayanagar kingdom had many small villages. In one of these small villages called Tenali, there lived a small boy called Raman. Like most children, Raman was full of mischief, loved to play with his friends and was quite lazy, especially in the morning. But Raman was a very clever, very witty boy, who dreamed of being rich and famous.
Raman did not that very soon his dream would come true and become his favorite subject.