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Who authored the famous book PanchaTantra?

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Who authored the famous book PanchaTantra?
posted Jun 9, 2016 by anonymous

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Vishnu Sharma

The Panchatantra is a series of inter-woven fables, many of which involve animals exhibiting animal stereotypes. According to its own narrative, it illustrates, for the benefit of three ignorant princes, the central Hindu principles of nīti.[14] While nīti is hard to translate, it roughly means prudent worldly conduct, or "the wise conduct of life".

Apart from a short introduction in which the author, Vishnu Sharma, is introduced as narrating the rest of the work to the princes it consists of five parts. Each part contains a main story, called the frame story, which in turn contains several stories "emboxed" in it, as one character narrates a story to another. Often these stories contain further emboxed stories. The stories thus operate like a succession of Russian dolls, one narrative opening within another, sometimes three or four deep.

answer Jun 9, 2016 by Amit Kumar Pandey