The oldest surviving collection of India fables,the Panchatantra,was probably written around 200 B.C. by the great Hindu scholar Pandit Vishnu Sharma.The Panchatantra is a book of niti,the wise conduct of life,written in the form a chain of simple stories. Each of these stories has a moral and philosophical theme aiming to guide the reader on how to attain success in life by understanding human nature.These tales have stood the test of time and are pertinent even in modern times.The Panchatantra is an abridged form written for children.Here is the complete translation of the book as written by Vishnu Sharma.
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