By Sunita Parasuraman
The Panchatantra, one of many world's maximum collections of stories, was once compiled in India by means of a discovered Brahmin named Vishnu Sharman, greater than 2,000 years in the past. those tales have been intended to impart worldly knowledge to the dull-witted sons of a king, and feature for the reason that travelled the area, awakening intelligence in readers throughout centuries. This ebook is a unprecedented coming jointly of straightforward structure, wealthy poetry, useful knowledge and lofty beliefs, a car to transmit the straightforward and undying truths of the Panchatantra in a concise demeanour to a latest viewers.
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