Panchatantra Author:Arthur W. Ryder (translator) The Panchatantra contains the most widely known stories in the world. In fact, it is universally acknowledged as the best collection of stories known to civilised man. — The central theme of the Panchatantrais: the harmonious development of the powers of man, a life in which security, prosperity, resolute action, friendship, and good learning ar... more »e so combined as to produce lasting joy. And this noble theme is presented in an artistic form of perfect fitness, in five books of wise and witty stories, in most of which the actors are animals.
This immortal work on the Art of Intelligent Living has travelled all over the world in translation, and in translations of translations. And through more than twenty centuries, this masterpiece of Indian literature has never failed to bring delight to hundreds of millions; and to awaken intelligence in the young, though its wise and witty hints on a diversity of themes such as: