Author: V Balasubrahmanyan
Translator(s)/ Editors(s): V Balasubrahmanyan
Publisher: M P Birla Foundation
ISBN/UPC (if available): 8185299048
Rendered into modern English after conflation, by careful comparison of the Sanskrit Texts, of the Tantrakhyayika, the Panchatantra, and the Hitopadesa, and edited with an introduction and explanatory Notes. The Hitopadesa is a collectionof stories, and it is descended from the story-collection known as the Panchatantra. This volume is part of the series in the Classics of the East.
Classics of the East attempts to present, in readable and dependable English versions, a library of time-tested Asian literary works in elegantly produced editions. As far as possible, each text will be published unexpurgated, with critical insights by established scholars to enable the serious reader to appreciate its complex richness. The list of classics has been compiled after consultation with India and Asian scholars and creative writers.
As a rule, the classics have been selected on the basis of criteria that transcend national and political limitations, and a conscious attempt has been made to see the multiplicity of Asia literature as the product of an interplay of mutually and collectively beneficial influences.
By making a library of well-edited Asian works available, Classics of the East seeks to bring the cultural wealth of more than half the globe into the hospitable privacy of every cultured English knowing home wishing to enlarge its humanist horizons
SECTION ONE: MAKING FRIENDS
SECTIONS TWO: SEPARATING FRIENDS
SECTION THREE: WAR
SECTION FOUR: PEACE
STORY DERACHED FROM SECTION FOUR
SOME STORIES FROM THE PANCHATANTRA