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The Pancatantra

Visnu Sarma - Author

Chandra Rajan - Translator

Chandra Rajan - Introduction by

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ISBN 9780140455205 | 512 pages | 31 Jul 2007 | Penguin Classics | 5.07 x 7.79in | 18 - AND UP
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Ascribed by legend to the celebrated half-mythical teacher Visnu Sarma, the fables of The Pancatantra were first recorded 1,500 years ago but date back to India’s robust oral tradition. Widely translated, they have influenced a vast number of works in India, the Arab world, and Europe, including the Arabian Nights, the Canterbury Tales, and the Fables of La Fontaine.


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