Pancatantra: The Book of India's Folk Wisdom (Oxford World's Classics)

Pancatantra: The Book of India's Folk Wisdom (Oxford World's Classics)


The Pancatantra is the main well-known choice of fables in India and used to be one of many earliest Indian books to be translated into Western languages. No different paintings of Indian literature has had a better effect on international literature, and no different selection of tales has develop into as renowned in India itself. Patrick Olivelle offers the Pancatantra in all its complexity and wealthy ambivalence, analyzing valuable components of political and ethical philosophy along the various debatable concerns surrounding its background. This new translation vividly finds the story-telling powers of the unique writer, whereas special notes light up points of historic Indian society and faith to the non-specialist reader.

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