The Panchatantra

The Panchatantra, one of the world’s greatest collections of tales, was compiled in India by a learned Brahmin named Vishnusharman, more than 2,000 years ago. These stories were meant to impart worldly wisdom to the dull-witted sons of a king, and have since travelled the world, awakening intelligence in readers across centuries.

Arthur Ryder, a Professor of Sanskrit at the University of California, translated the Sanskrit original into English in 1925. This re-write of the Ryder translation is aimed at today’s busy reader and the original interwoven stories are presented separately. Archaic English prose makes way for modern language. The “Principle” clearly and simply summarizes the wisdom imparted at the end of each story. Arthur Ryder’s brilliant introduction and charming verse translations remain untouched.

This book is a rare coming together of simple format, rich poetry, practical wisdom and lofty ideals, a vehicle to transmit the simple and timeless truths of the Panchatantra in a concise manner to a modern audience.

  • Genre Classics
  • Language English
  • Format Paperback
  • Page Count 300 pages
  • Release Date 25-Sep-2011
  • ISBN 13 978-81-8495-259-9

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About the Author

Sunita Parasuraman

SUNITA PARASURAMAN is a corporate treasury professional based in Fremont, California. She currently works at Facebook. An Engineering graduate from IIT Bombay and the University of Pennsylvania, she also has an MBA in Finance from the University of California at Berkeley. Sunita is the author of Going to America: An Applicant’s Guide to Higher Studies in USA and serves on the editorial board of Risk magazine. Advaita Vedanta and the teachings of Sri Ramana Maharshi deeply interest her. She is married to Karthik and has one son, Niranjan.