Panchatantra: A Vivid Retelling of India's Most Famous Collection of Fables: Five Wise Lessons (Great Classics of India) Paperback – 1 Jan 2004
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Panchatantra, India's famous collection of fables has enthralled audiences for centuries. Full of humour, wit and wisdom, the tales combine artfully to convey basic life lessons. These fabulous stories, originally imported by a sage to three young princes, all illustrate that knowing how to use knowledge is more important than knowledge itself. The only non-scholarly version available, it is elegantly crafted and simple to read. Both younger readers and adults will enjoy this vivid retelling of Panchatantra.
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Krishna Dharma's writing style is so fluid, enjoyable and easy to read.
I highly recommend this book to anyone looking for a rich enjoyable book with lots of useful life wisdom along with it!
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The stories are similar to what I remember reading when I was young. But it is written in an irritating manner. You'll find one story encapsulating another story which encapsulates another story and then it folds backwards to finish the first story - many, many pages after it first began. And they do that again and again. So much so that it became burdensome to read this after a while.
What a pity, because the stories are nice. I just never remember it being told like this before. And with so many interjections of other stories inside stories. Still, given that it's hard to find nice stories of folklore from India, you might be hard pressed to find better books. But be warned about the irritating style in this book.
Could have been longer though. Amazing.