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The Dullard and Other Stories from the Panchatantra Kamala Chandrakant

The Dullard and Other Stories from the Panchatantra

Kamala Chandrakant

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Panchatantra (Five Chapters) in Sanskrit is perhaps the oldest collection of stories in the world and has been translated into more than 50 languages. Each of its Chapters contains a string of stories one emerging from the other, with each designedMorePanchatantra (Five Chapters) in Sanskrit is perhaps the oldest collection of stories in the world and has been translated into more than 50 languages. Each of its Chapters contains a string of stories one emerging from the other, with each designed to lead to a precept for proper practical conduct for a thinking person in the real world. The characters are taken from the whole gamut of living beings including humans and animals in the wild. In a way the unity of life is stressed by assigning the sentiments, emotions and thoughts of human beings to animals as well.The stories here bring out how: scholarship without commonsense can lead to disaster- action imitated thoughtlessly does not yield the desired fruit- hasty acts based on suspicion will make you repent- greed may bring unwanted acquisitions- one life-saving skill is preferable to a thousand clever tricks- it is wise not to allow imagination run wild.These stories are based on a Kannada translation of the Panchatantra.