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11 February 2010

Gopal Bhar

As I progress through the Popular Market Bengali Books one popular character appears frequently: Gopal Bhar, a legendary court jester in medieval Bengal. Famed for his wisdom and ability to outwit and outmanoeuvre his rivals, he is the star of several collections of short stories. Some of the tales recall traditional stories and some place him in modern situations. Below are some covers to his books, with an opening page for one of his stories.






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