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The Panchatantra a collection of ancient Hindu tales in the recension, called Panchakhyanaka, and dated 1199 A.D., of the Jaina monk, Purnabhadra

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Published by Harvard university in Cambridge, Mass .
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Edition Notes

Statementcritically edited in the original Sanskrit by Dr. Johannes Hertel ...
SeriesHarvard oriental series, v. 11
ContributionsPūrṇabhadrasūri., Hertel, Johannes, 1872-
LC ClassificationsPK2971 .H3 vol. 11
The Physical Object
Paginationxiviii, 298 p.
Number of Pages298
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL7006605M
LC Control Number09008754

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Panchatantra, (Sanskrit: “Five Treatises” or “Five Chapters”) also spelled Pancatantra, collection of Indian animal fables, which has had extensive circulation both in the country of its origin and throughout the world. In Europe the work was known under the name The Fables of Bidpai . The Panchatantra is a series of inter-woven colourful tales, mostly fables. According to its introductory narration, these inter-woven tales are meant to illustrate, for the benefit of three ignorant princes, the primary Hindu principles of nïti - "the wise conduct of life" or "prudent worldly conduct". The Panchatantra is a compilation of inter-woven series of tales in prose and poetry, mostly animal fables. It was compiled in Sanskrit (Hindu) and Pali (Bhuddhist). The compilation, attributed to Pandit Vishnu Sharma, is considered by most scholars to be dated around 3rd century BCE, and to be based on older oral civilization. The Great Panchatantra Tales (For more than two and a half millennia, the Panchatantra tales have regaled children and adults alike with a moral at the end of every story. Some believe that they are as old as the RigVeda. There is also another story about these fables.

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