Description : Here is a collection of legendary folk tales for children-with each tale involving humanized animal-world characters, who enact a metaphorical incident,and generating a moral at the end. The book serves as a practical help when encountering similar kind of piquant situations.
Description : Wisdom for Today from the Timeless Classic The Panchatantra, one of the world’s greatest collections of tales, was compiled in India by a learned Brahmin named Vishnusharman, more than 2,000 years ago. These stories were meant to impart worldly wisdom to the dull-witted sons of a king, and have since travelled the world, awakening intelligence in readers across centuries. Arthur Ryder, a Professor of Sanskrit at the University of California, translated the Sanskrit original into English in 1925. This re-write of the Ryder translation is aimed at today’s busy reader and the original interwoven stories are presented separately. Archaic English prose makes way for modern language. The “Principle” clearly and simply summarizes the wisdom imparted at the end of each story. Arthur Ryder’s brilliant introduction and charming verse translations remain untouched. This book is a rare coming together of simple format, rich poetry, practical wisdom and lofty ideals, a vehicle to transmit the simple and timeless truths of the Panchatantra in a concise manner to a modern audience.
Description : Stories from Panchatantra consists of short stories with morals which teach young kids good conduct and guide them to lead a better life.
Description : Panchatantra (Five Chapters) in Sanskrit is perhaps the oldest collection of stories in the world and has been translated into more than 50 languages. Each of its 'Chapters' contains a string of stories one emerging from the other, with each designed to lead to a precept for proper practical conduct for a thinking person in the real world. The characters are taken from the whole gamut of living beings including humans and animals in the wild. In a way the unity of life is stressed by assigning the sentiments, emotions and thoughts of human beings to animals as well. The stories here bring out how: scholarship without commonsense can lead to disaster; action imitated thoughtlessly does not yield the desired fruit; hasty acts based on suspicion will make you repent; greed may bring unwanted acquisitions; one life-saving skill is preferable to a thousand clever tricks; it is wise not to allow imagination run wild. These stories are based on a Kannada translation of the Panchatantra.
Description : The stories of Panchtantra are very old. They were originally written in Sanskrit. They are a collection of short stories which are not only interesting to read, but also the best guide to instil moral values among children. Every story imparts a moral value. That is why they are read with great interest by readers of all age groups. The word Panchtantra is a combination of two words: ‘pancha’ means 'five' and ‘tantra’ means ‘practice’ or principles of conduct. So, Panchtantra depicts nitishastra (wise conduct of life) through stories mainly of animals which children love to read. We are presenting a collection of interesting tales from Panchtantra with colourful illustrations. We hope our young readers would enjoy reading these stories.