Akbar Badshah or Birbal Ki Dastanain (Akbar Emperor & Birbal Stories) is an Urdu Translation by Ameer Ali Khan from the book 'Akbar Aur Birbal by Kunwar Anil Kumar' and contains 98 stories. Akbar Beerbal Stories are very famous and popular in India and Pakistan among all ages of people, also known by other names like Beerbal Stories. The Mughal Emperor, Akbar The Great ruled India from 1560 to 1605. He himself was illiterate, but he invited several learned people in his court. Among these people, nine were very famous and were called Nav Ratna (nine jewels of the Mogul Crown) of his court. Birbal was one of them and most known of his valuable advice and problems solving. Birbal (1528-1583) is surely one of the most popular figures in Indian history equally regarded by adults and children. Birbal's duties in Akbar's court were mostly administrative and military but he was a very close friend of Akbar too, because Akbar loved his wisdom, wit and subtle humor. He was a minister in the administration of Mogul Emperor Akbar and one of the members of inner council of nine advisors. The exchanges between Akbar and Birbal have been recorded in many volumes. Many of these have become folk stories in Indian tradition. Many courtiers of Akbar, were jealous with Birbal and often plotted for his downfall. There are many stories found on this issue too. There are a couple of other stories too which are of the same time and type and are as interesting as Birbal's ones.