About the Book: Classic Folk Tales From India : Akbar Birbal: Volume I The tales of Emperor Akbar and his minister Birbal Have entertained readers ranee a long time. Many plays, movies and television series have been cicatol around the legendary tales of Akbar and Birbal. These talks are based on the interaction between the no, where Birbal would use his intelligence and sharp wit to solve the everyday administrative, legal, philosophical situations that King Mbar would face in tvnning his empire. The tales have become extremely popular amongst younger audiences as they are witty and calcimining yet carry important lessons on honesty, Justice, and equality. Who were Akbar and Birbal? Akbar (1542-1605) was one of the finest Kings of the Mughal Empire. He is credited for spreading the Mughal Empire far and wide, and linnngahoor many legal and administrative reform for runninghie van empire efficiently Birbal(1520-1586), originally named Mahesh Das. was one of the nine extraordinary ministers, or navratnas, in Akbar court, lie was a close aide, advisor and personal friend to King Akbar.