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The oldest surviving collection of India fables, the Panchatantra, was probably written around 200 BC by the great Hindu scholar Pandit Vishnu Sharma.

The Panchatantra is a book of niti, the wise conduct of life, written in the form a chain of simple stories. Each of these stories has a moral and philosophical theme aiming to guide the listener on how to attain success in life by understanding human nature. These tales have stood the test of time and are pertinent even in modern times.

The Panchatantra is an abridged form written for children. Here is the complete translation of the book as written by Vishnu Sharma.

©1991 G. L. Chandiramani (P)2018 Audible, Inc.

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i read the physical book and listend to the audio

this is one of the few originals of panchantantra without too much of dramatization. hence recommended both for listening as well as reading the physical book if you get access to it by rupa publications.

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Nice listen for all ages

While we know the stories, this book explains them nicely in the context and the interlocked meanings in THE situations..

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Pandit Vishnu Sharma's Greatest Creativity ON ALL

Superb lively things .... best stories to children or adult to better know the life & their journey...

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Perfect translation

I read the original Panchatantra in Hindi when I was a child. This audiobook is in simple English. Name of characters remain same as of Sanskrit version.

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Poor inaccurate translation

It is sad that the translation is inaccurate, maybe to sound polite, from the original Sanskrit text. One needs to realize that in literature there is no need to be polite, like in politics/diplomacy. Things need to be written/told as they are. I was irritated with the translation where a monkey dies due to 'squeezing of its testicles', changed to 'squeezing of its legs'. If the translator is unhappy why the original author wrote testicles instead of legs, please raise it with the author, but please don't tamper with the translation.

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Lessons for life!!!!

The book provides you with priceless lessons which can guide in all the spheres of life. Treat for all ages!!!

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excellent stories for kids, easy to remember

These stories are told by Vishnu Sharma, who vows to make kings 3 dumb sons good at Neeti shastra within 6 months which otherwise learning rajya shastras takes more than few years . I enjoy this stories with my 1std son, as bedtime story. we take one story each night, while we discuss about how each story translates to our real life , we also discuss the leadership qualities, how people behave in diff circumstances, choosing friends, making friends etc , which every comes up in story. it's a continuous story , but there are stories inside stories, so go sequentially to understand the story in entirety , don't pick stories randomly if want to know what's happening in outer story.

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Timeless classic

Such a unique set of stories with wisdom overflowing. Well read and a pleasure to listen.

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non of the story have the end

no conclusion just skip the end part of all the stories. this is absolutely not good. it's not worth to buy

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audio not working

worked initially. now, audio does not play while the timer moves second by second. when I switch to other books, I don't see any problem.

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Inexhaustible

This was an absolute treat. I get to connect to my ancestors. More Sanskrit texts.

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