Fatehpur Sikri is a city and a municipal board in Agra district in the state of Uttar Pradesh, India. The city was founded in 1569 by the Mughal emperor Akbar, and served as the capital of the Mughal Empire from 1571 to 1585.
|The famous Buland Darwaza of Fatehpur Sikri|
In the ruins, there were vendors selling various snacks and we bought some roasted black grams to munch. The langurs there were accustomed to humans and roamed about without any apprehension. One of them was sitting near us hoping to get a share of the snacks. My uncle’s fiancee (now my aunt) had also accompanied us. Uncle was in a playful mood and he decided to tease one of the langurs.Uncle hid one black gram in one of his fists and put forward both his closed fists towards the langur to choose. The langur chose the wrong fist and it was disappointed to see the empty hand. We all had a good laugh at it. This continued for several times in a row, and Uncle did not put any grams in his fist to joke with the poor langur. At last it grew really annoyed and angry and slapped uncle crisply! We all were dumbfounded. But we also learned our lesson. Be it humans or animals, jokes have their limits.
I am taking part in the Blogging From A to Z Challenge [April 2014].