ISBN-10: 0140455221

ISBN-13: 9780140455229

Edition: 2006

Authors: Narayana, A. N. D. Haksar, Haksar Narayana, A. Haksar, A. Haksar

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Widely read and beloved for more than a thousand years, the Hitopadesa(Book of Good Counsels) is an anthology of folk wisdom that offers humorous and profound reflections on human lives and loves, philosophies and follies. Drawing on traditional sources, Narayana presents classic tales as narrated by animals, resulting in a work that is a fascinating blend of fable and satire.
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List price: $19.00
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 7/31/2007
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 272
Size: 5.00" wide x 8.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.440
Language: English

Narayanais thought to have lived in eastern India in the ninth century. A.N.D. Haksarwas educated at the universities of Allahabad and Oxford and has translated various classics from Sanskrit.

Mitralabha / gaining friends
The traveller and the tiger
The deer, the crow and the jackal
The cat and the vulture
The monks and the mouse
The old man and the young wife
The greedy jackal
The merchant's bride
The elephant and the jackal
Suhrdbheda / splitting partners
The meddlesome monkey
The intrusive ass
The cat which became superfluous
The canny procuress
Our faults redound on us
The woman with two lovers
The cunning crow
The lion and the rabbit
The lapwing and the ocean
Vigraha / war
The birds who tried to help the monkeys
The ass disguised as a tiger
The rabbit and the elephant
The swan and the crow
The crow and the quail
The fool who was easily satisfied
The blue jackal
The faithful servant
The greedy barber
Sandhi / peace
The foolish tortoise
The three fish
The quick-witted wife
The short-sighted crane
The hermit and the mouse
The crane and the crab
The priest who fantasized
The two ogres
The priest and the three rogues
The credulous camel
The cunning old snake
The hasty priest and the loyal mongoose
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