Dogs and Rabbits Behaving Strangely

that IS funny!!

TalesAlongTheWay

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Picture by Ambika Sambasivan, Yali Books, 2013

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If you look closely at these pictures,  you see a most astonishing scene. . . .a rabbit chasing a dog. This is what Sultan Ahmed Shah saw while he was resting on the banks of Sabarmati over 1000 years ago. The Sultan was impressed with the bravery of the normally timid animal.  He decided this most be a very special place.  There was already a rather prosperous town on the site  which was a trading crossroads of Chinese Silk, Arabian perfume and Indian cotton and spices.   The Sultan had been roaming around searching for more territory as he was looking to enlarge his domain.  He was from the Delhi area. But now he became the proud owner of a new city.  It’s name was to be City of Ahmed or Ahmedabad as it is known today.

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