Author: Vishnu Sarma. Retold by: N. Ravikumar
‘Panchatantra’, written originally in Sanskrit by Vishnu Sarma, is the most celebrated work among Indian folk stories. This ancient collection of animal fables, dating back to 300 BC, teaches you how to overcome the innumerable obstacles in life. It is believed that Vishnu Sarma devised these stories to guide three young princes through the golden path of wisdom and intellect. The ‘panchatantra’ or five strategies aim to impart in readers the basic know-how of living a good life. Down through generations, most of these tales have found place in the minds of story lovers around the globe.