This was a true story that happened long long ago, during the end of dwa:para yuga, approximately 5000 years ago.
Dhruthara:shtra was the brother of the Late King Pa:ndu, a blind by birth. He had 100 children. Duryo:dhana was the eldest son of them all. So, Duryo:dhana was ruling the kingdom of Hasthinapura, on behalf of his father. He was an arrogant and cunning person by nature.