Panchatantra

The Enchanted Brahman’s Son

In the city of Radschagriha, there lived a Brahman by the name of Deva sarman. His childless wife wept bitterly whenever she saw the neighbors' children. ...

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The Dog That Went Abroad

In a certain place there once lived a dog by the name of Tschitranga, which means "having a spotted body." A ...

Dharmabuddhi and Paapabuddhi

In a certain place there lived two friends, Dharmabuddhi, which means "having a just heart" and Pâpabuddhi, which means "having an ...

The Transformed Mouse Seeks a Bridegroom3

On the shore of the Ganges there was a hermitage filled with holy men dedicated to prayer, self denial, repentance, the ...

The Gold-Giving Snake

In a certain place there lived a Brahman by the name of Haridatta. He tilled the soil, but his time in ...

The Brahman’s Wife and the Mongoose

In a certain city there lived a Brahman by the name of Devasarman. His wife gave birth to a son, and ...

The Lion and the Hare

In the middle of a forest there lived a lion by the name of Bhâsuraka (Heroic One). In consequence of his ...

The Crocodile, the Brahman, and the Fox

A crocodile beseeched a Brahman to carry it to Benares, so it could live in the Ganges. Touched with compassion, the ...

The Fish That Were Too Clever

Two fish lived in a pond. Their names were Satabuddhi (having the understanding of a hundred) and Sahasrabuddhi (having the understanding ...

The Two-Headed Weaver

In a certain place there lived a weaver by the name of Mantharaka, which means "the simpleton." One day, while weaving ...

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