Vishnu Sharma was a learned Brahmin scholar and a renowned teacher who composed the Panchatantra at the age of eighty.
Rohini Chowdhury (Translator)
Rohini Chowdhury is a writer and established literary translator. As a children's writer, she has more than twenty books and several short stories to her credit. Her published writing is in both English and Hindi and covers a wide spectrum of literary genres including novels, short fiction, comics, and non-fiction. As a literary translator, her primary languages are pre-modern (Braj Bhasha and Avadhi) and modern (Khari Boli) Hindi, and English. Her translations include the seventeenth century Braj Bhasha text Ardhakathanak, widely regarded as the first autobiography in an Indian language, into modern Hindi and into English. Her literary interests include mythology, folklore, mathematics and history.
Timeless animal fables, now in a classic collector's edition
Composed in Sanskrit around 300 CE, the Panchatantra is one of the oldest collections of fables in the world. Devised for the purposes of teaching the three dull-witted sons of a king, it conveys the principles of kingship, the codes of conduct and some essential life lessons.
This complete and vibrant translation brings to you the full breadth of the ancient work. While each story unravels into several more, a motley group of creatures amuse and enlighten in crisp rhymes and delightful prose. Relive the joy of this enduring classic that illuminates the wise, pithy and unexpectedly witty tales like never before.
|Title:||Puffin Classics: Panchatantra|
|Author:||Vishnu SharmaRohini Chowdhury|