Vali was famous for the boon that he had received, according to which anyone who fought him in single-combat lost half his strength to Vali, thereby making Vali invulnerable to any enemy.
For thousands of years, the people of India have derived inspirations from the lessons of the Ramayana to live a nobler and higher life. This caused envy in the mind of the Kaurava brothers.
The Ramayana was popular during the Mughal period 16th centuryand it was a favourite subject of Rajasthani and Pahari painters of the 17th and 18th centuries. The story takes place centuries earlier, when Aryans were expanding their influence over Dravidians in southern India, the Aryans engaging in missionary endeavors supported by military power and a strategy of divide and conquer.
Upon Shantanu's death, Chitrangada becomes king.
Further Reading With more than 24, verses and 50 chapters, reading the Ramayana is no simple task. But it was impossible for common people to know of the deeper philosophies of the Vedas, Upanishads and Aranyakas, etc.