Week 5: Hitopadesa (Hitopadesha)

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Fables of Bidpai as told by Maude Barrows Dutton (1908). Unfortunately there is not a version of the ancient Indian "Panchatantra" story collection available on the internet, but the "Fables of Bidpai" derive from the Panchatantra, and repeat some of the most famous stories from that collection.

There are some selections from the Panchatantra at Ashliman's Folklore and Mythology Texts website.

There are some animated Panchatantra stories for children online at urday.com.

The complete Latin text of a medieval translation of the Kalilah-wa-Dimnah story collection is available online: Liber Kalilae et Dimnae, thanks to Angus Graham (also available at the Ad Fontes Library). The Novus Aesopus of Baldo is also derived from this source.


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