ISBN-10: 0140455205

ISBN-13: 9780140455205

Edition: 2006 (Revised)

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Ascribed by legend to the celebrated half-mythical teacher Visnu Sarma, the fables of The Pancatantrawere first recorded 1,500 years ago but date back to Indias robust oral tradition. Widely translated, they have influenced a vast number of works in India, the Arab world, and Europe, including the Arabian Nights, the Canterbury Tales, and the Fables of La Fontaine.
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List price: $15.00
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 7/31/2007
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 512
Size: 5.00" wide x 8.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.748
Language: English

Visnu Sarmais thought to have been a celebrated teacher who, at the age of eighty, composed the stories of The Pancatantrato educate three idle princes in the art of governance. Chandra Rajanstudied English and Sanskrit at St. Stephens College, Delhi, and has taught English at Delhi University and the University of Western Ontario.

The Pancatantra : preamble
Estrangement of friends
Frame story : lively and tawny
The monkey and the wedge
The jackal and the battle-drum
Fine tooth and the palace sweeper
The holy man and the swindler and the weaver's unfaithful wife
The crow and the serpent
The crab and the crane
Dim wit and the hare
The weaver and princess charming
The grateful beasts and the ungrateful man
Crawly, the bedbug and drone, the wasp
The blue jackal
The owl and the wild goose
The camel, the crow and others
The lion and the chariot-maker
The lapwing who defied the ocean
The turtle and the geese
The three fishes
The sparrow and the tusker
The ancient wild goose and the fowler
The lion and the lone Ram
The jackal who outwitted the lion
Strong and the naked mendicant
The maiden wedded to a snake
Death and little blossom
The tailor-bird and the ape
Fair mind and foul mind
The foolish heron
The preposterous lie
The twin parrots
The three friends and the noble robber and faithful but foolish
Winning of friends
Frame story : the crow, the mole, the deer and the tortoise
Bharunda birds
Goldy's sorrows
Mother Sandilee
The greedy jackal
The man who received what was his
Little simple, the weaver
Hangballs and the vixen
The mice that freed the elephants
Speckle's captivity
Of crows and owls
Frame story : of crows and owls
How the birds picked a king
The hare who fooled the elephant-king
The cat's judgement
The brahmana and his goat
The ants who killed the snake
The serpent who paid in gold
The golden geese of lotus lake
The dove who sacrificed himself
Old man, young wife
The brahmana, the robber, and the demon
The snake in the prince's belly
The chariot-maker cuckolded
The mouse-maiden who wed a mouse
The bird who dropped golden turd
The talking cave
The frogs that rode snakeback
The brahmana's revenge
Loss of gains
Frame story : the ape and the crocodile
The frog-king who overreached himself
Long ears and dusty
The potter who played the hero
The jackal mothered by the lioness
The ungrateful wife
Two henpecked husbands
The ass in tiger-skin
The unfaithful wife
The officious sparrow
The smart jackal
The dog who went abroad
Rash deeds
Frame story : the barber who slaughtered the monks
The brahmani and the faithful mongoose
The four treasure-seekers
The Scholars who brought a dead lion to life
Thousandwit, hundredwit, singlewit
The singing ass
The dull-witted weaver
The day-dreaming brahmin
The ape's revenge
The credulous Ogre
The three-breasted princess
The brahmana who asked
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