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Panchatantra kathegalu

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Panchatantra, is perhaps the oldest collection of Indian Fables still surviving. It is written around 200BC by the great Hindu Scholar Pandit Vishnu Sharma. Panchatantra means "the five books". It is a "Nitishastra" which means book of wise conduct in life. The book is written in the form of simple stories and each story has a moral and philosophical theme which has stood ...more
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Huda Aweys
We learned a lot about ethics and values through these tales we kids ! .. :) It's really nice,And I was like it ! ...more
Brad
These animal fables within the five books (pancha tantra) of a frame story collectively constitute nitishastra or scriptures on the wise conduct of life, not for the ascetic but for the person in the world. Apart from being the recognizable source for versions of fables later recounted by Aesop and others, the narratives are entertaining for their humor and social calculus. One of my favorite sections is the fourth book, Crows and Owls. After a parliament of the birds has decided to make owl the ...more
Isabelle
I really wanted to read this book because it is a very early record of the art of the fable, using animals for moral and/or philosophical teaching purposes. I think that having grown up learning and reciting one Lafontaine fable after another, year after year, has made me sensitive to the genre. So after Lafontaine and Aesop, the natural progression is the Panchatantra, I thought. It may well be so, and I am glad I read those fables for that very reason. However, I did not derive much enjoyment ...more
Muhammad Shakhawat Hossain
ভালো লাগলো বেশ! অনেকদিন পর নীতিকথার কোন বই পডলাম। পাঁচটি তনতর বা নীতি নিযে পঞচতনতর। এ পাঁচটি তনতর হল, () মিতরভেদ (বনধু-বিচছেদ), () মিতরলাভ (বনধু লাভ), () কাকোলূকীয (চিরশতরুতা), () লবধপরনাশ (পেযে হারানো) ও () অপরীকষিতকারক (না ভেবে কাজ করা)।
পশু পাখির মুখ দিযে গলপ বলিযে হাজার খানিক বছর আগেই মানব পরকৃতিকে মোটামুটি একটা ছকে ফেলে দিযেছে এই বইটি! আজকের দিনে নীতিকথাসবরূপ এই গলপগুলির আবেদন কতটুকু জানিনা কিনতু সেই সমযের পরেকষিতে গলপবলিযের পরযবেকষণ আর উদভাবনী কষমতার দৌড দেখলে কিছুটা ভাবতে হয বটে। বিষণুশরম
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Swamy Gorrela
These stories were not new to indians.One way or other, everyone must have listened to these stories at some point of time. Naturally, they are/were best moral stories i have ever read/heard. <3
Mourya Biswas
Jan 22, 2009 Mourya Biswas rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
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I learned so many things from ythis book, and yes this book is really superb.
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All of us have read or heard tales of “Panchatantra” at some point of time or other in our life. These are classic animal fables attributed to have written by “Vishnu Sharma” more than two thousand years ago in Sanskrit. The origin of stories must have been still older and probably they were passed on from generations to generations through the art of story telling. I wanted to get hold of complete book and read it in Hindi and luckily found the book in recent book
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Robert Sheppard
FOLKTALES AND FABLES IN WORLD LITERATURE--THE PANCHATANTRA, THE INDIAN AESOP, LA FONTAINE'S FABLES, THE PALI JATAKAS, THE BROTHERS GRIMM, CHARLES PERRAULT'S MOTHER GOOSE, THE CHINESE MONKEY KING, JOEL CHANDLER HARRIS' TAR-BABY & THE AMERINDIAN COYOTE AND TRICKSTER TALES ----FROM THE WORLD LITERATURE FORUM RECOMMENDED CLASSICS AND MASTERPIECES SERIES VIA GOODREADS—-ROBERT SHEPPARD, EDITOR-IN-CHIEF


Folk tales, folk song, folk legend and and folk lore have been with us since time immemorial and
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Anil Joshi
Feb 26, 2015 Anil Joshi marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
ryder's translation is bad in that the sanskrit names of characters also got translated into english. The original sanskrit names describe personalities of the personalities which are lost in translation. I would like to read this edition to see if the priginal names of characters are intact.
Krishna Kumar
Wonderful stories that gives insights when you read it again and again. Every story can be interpreted in different ways according to your exposure, thought processes and wisdom. Deep values but simple narration..
Melissa
It's a nice collection of stories. Plus the fact that it's a classic. Because most of classic books (they say) are boring. But I don't know, I enjoy classics.
Soumya Nambiar
A re look at the stories we grew up with.
James Violand
Aesop on steroids. Instead of the moral at the end of a fable, the characters recite morals throughout a fable, which may be within a fable, which is inside another fable, only then to reach a conclusion and a new moral. It reminds me of the movie "Inception" only not nearly as entertaining. There's only so much a black snake, lion, fish, turtle, crow or one of a myriad of animals can teach us without ennui settling in.
Marti
Meh. I was really hoping to like this but I didn't. I just didn't find any stories that really spoke to me or that I could relate to but just that it's a collection of old Sanskrit stories makes it kind of cool.
Vivek
I have only hear from my teacher that the panchantatra book was so good and now I can able to read it.'Vishnu Sharma' was a very good writer .
Mckinley
animal tales from India, Lakshmi brought me back a copy.
Steve schmitz
reads like saragasso manuscript. btw, f___ aslan.
Anirudh
Excellent stories for children.
Malleeswari
There is a moral in every corner!
Uday
they are very interesting stories
Kiran
excellent,fabolous ,work
Deda
Dec 11, 2013 Deda marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
good.
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