Three Sat Under The Banyan Tree
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What is The Panchatantra?
The Panchatantra, which means 'Five Lessons' in the ancient language of Sanskrit, is a collection of Indian fables designed to provide a guide to life. Originally conceived between 100 BC and AD 500, Panchatantra’s stories have travelled all over the world!
The tales were translated into Middle Persian in the 6th century, and soon after into Arabic, Greek, Latin, Hebrew and various Slavic languages. It travelled east to Indonesia through written and oral literature. A version of the Panchatantra is believed to have reached Europe around the 11th century, where it was known as 'The Fables of Bidbai', named after the narrator.