The Panchatantra is a collection of fables that are among the most widely-known animal stories in the world. The original Sanskrit work, now lost, may have been written down in India as early as 100 BCE. It then spread throughout the ancient world. A textbook created for instructing the three sons of a king, it contains morals that glorify shrewdness over altruism. One story concerns a war between crows and owls. When a crow defects to join the owls and is accepted by them, what happens? More… Discuss

6 responses to “PANCHATANTRA

  1. Good article. We in India brought up with these stories. But nowadays, these are almost lost,as you said.


  2. Hmmm…it seems like the first guy, the shady partner guy–should have been punished, too. A nice tale, however, good animation, and I bet it is a frame story–where one leads into the other in a nested sorta way. Thank you for sharing! 🙂


  3. are they frame stories, too? Like Ali Baba’ Tales…for some reason I remember this…


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