The Fables of Bidpai

Panchatantra is a Sanskrit classic work believed to be written around 200 BC by Vishnusharma, a Brahmin scholar. This is a collection of Indian animal fables in five books, known as the fables of Bidpai in Europe. The book primarily depicts the five important principles of Raja neeti (political science) through stories of animals. These were written with an intention to educate the dull-witted sons of a king. Though an ancient work, the tales still continue to enthrall the minds of readers.

Updated on 7th June, 2005


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