More Details about Stories From Panchatantra Book - III

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Author(s)Shiv Kumar
PublisherChildren Book Trust
Publish YearJanuary 2005


The stories of Panchatantra, originally written in Sanskrit, are very old. Legend has it that a king who had three foolish sons engaged a versatile teacher, Vishnusarman who taught them how to be happy and be successful in life. Pancha means five, tantra means doctrines of conduct or modes of action, namely, confidence or firmness of mind, creation of prosperity or affluence, earnest endeavor, friendship, and knowledge. Panchatantra depicts nitishastra (wise conduct of life) through stories, mainly of animals, which children love to read.