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By Sunita Parasuraman

The Panchatantra, one of many world's maximum collections of stories, was once compiled in India via 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 an extraordinary coming jointly of easy structure, wealthy poetry, functional knowledge and lofty beliefs, a car to transmit the straightforward and undying truths of the Panchatantra in a concise demeanour to a contemporary viewers.

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