The Panchatantra is an ancient Sanskrit collection of stories, probably first composed around CE give or take a century or two ,  though some of its component stories may be much older. The original text is not extant, but the work has been widely revised and translated such that there exist "over versions in more than 50 languages. In addition to the stories listed below, many versions begin with a prelude in which a king bewails the stupidity of his sons, and the wise Vishnu Sharma  the Panchatantra's reputed author bets that he can teach them statecraft in a mere 6 months; the tales constitute his lesson.
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Of the versions tabulated below, only Somadeva's Kathasaritsagara lacks this "master frame " — an unsurprising omission, since the Panchatantra section is placed within the "master frame" of the Kathasaritsagara itself. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Redirected from List of Panchatantra Stories. The lists of stories in a few notable versions are compared below.
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Faithful but foolish monkey kills the king. How a mouse freed an elephant.
The marriage of a mouse that turned into a girl. On losing what you have gained: The friendship between a crocodile and a monkey.
The ass without ears or a heart. The ass in a leopard's skin.
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On hasty actions: Killing a mongoose in haste. Thousandwit, hundredwit, and singlewit; or two fish and a frog. The dreamy beggar; or building castles in the air.