The Panchatantra is a collection of Sanskrit fables in prose and verse. The original version, now lost, was written around 200 BC and is attributed to Vishnu Sarma.
The Panchatantra reached its current form in the 4th-6th centuries AD. One of the most influential Sanskrit contributions to world literature, it was exported to China and South East Asia by Buddhist Monks on Pilgrimage. During KhosrauI of Persia era, his famous minister Burzoe translated Indian Panchatantra from Sanskrit into middle Persian language of Pahlavi and called it Kelileh va Demneh.
The Panchatantra Stories is a unique contribution of Ancient India to the world, particularly to the world literature, that has equally delighted the young and the old, educated and uneducated, rich and poor, high and low - for over two thousand years. It has triumphed over the greatest obstacles of language, custom and religion, and made an unparalled progress from its native land to all the civilized parts of the globe - as it continues to delight everyone to this very day.
Dividing the Panchatantra into individual stories takes off the essence of the colourful fables. Despite this fact, Panchatantra stories have spread all over the world for centuries, especially as bedtime stories for kids.
collection of famous Panchatantra Hindi stories. Panchatantra stories have spread all over the world for centuries, especially as bedtime stories for kids. We present here, a sample list of our versions of such popular short stories from the Panchatantra.