Overview for 101 Stories From Panchatantra
Set in bold print and large format, this collection is a treasure-trove of famous Indian fables composed more than 2000 years ago. Since time immemorial the man and the animals have been living together, separated only by the stretches of the forests. It's the man who has always trespassed upon the woods and killed or maimed the animals for his food or for the skin, making, as a result, many of the animals species extinct today. The stories from the Panchatantra unfold many facets of man's greed, cruelty, treachery, unfaithfulness, jealousy, harshness and lust for power and pelf, through the fine depiction of animals' behavior and their interaction with man and the resultant underlying message is very clear. The Panchatantra in its time element discusses the sciences of philosophy, politics, music, astronomy, human relationship in a very simple style and teaches us the theme of togetherness, love, and compassion, selfless courage, community living, mutual understanding and attainment of knowledge.