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What do you do as a father and a King if your three heirs are indolent and ignorant, and, as a result, the very future of your kingdom is at stake?You turn the three brats over to the intellectual powerhouse Pandit Vishnu Sharma!The Panchatantra Retold is a collection of entertaining and enlightening folk-tales from Ancient India, originally narrated by Pandit Vishnu SharmWhat do you do as a father and a King if your three heirs are indolent and ignorant, and, as a result, the very future of your kingdom is at stake?You turn the three brats over to the intellectual powerhouse Pandit Vishnu Sharma!The Panchatantra Retold is a collection of entertaining and enlightening folk-tales from Ancient India, originally narrated by Pandit Vishnu Sharma to the three Princes of Mahilaropya to infuse them with the much-needed worldly wisdom that traditional learning had failed to impart.So the Panchatantra can actually be described as an Ancient self-help book on how to navigate successfully through the various vicissitudes of life. It is important to mention though that these stories are not didactic and moralistic in any sentimental, black and white way. The good do not always win here. This led the German scholar Dr. Johannes Hertel to describe the stories as 'Machiavellian' in tone. It is a possibility that Machiavelli himself was familiar with the stories from the Panchatantra and that they were something of an influence for his own work 'The Prince'.The stories offer a vivid picture of life in Ancient India, and it is interesting to discover that, for all the progress made over the many centuries since the Panchatantra was written, the essential qualities of human psychology have not altered to that great an extent.The stories are divided into five sections - Mitra Bheda (Loss of Friends), Mitra Samprapti (The Gaining of Friends), Kakolukiyam (The Fierce Enmity between the Crows and the Owls), Labdhapranasam (Loss of Gains), and Apariksitakarakam (Ill-considered Action).This is the second section, Mitra Samprapti (The Gaining of Friends). The main story is about the crow Laghupatanak and his friendship with Hiranyak the mouse, Mantharak the tortoise, and Chitrang the deer, and the other stories evolve from the main story. The focus here is on how to build and maintain friendships, and how friends can prove loyal and useful in times of peril.There are ten stories in this volume....

Title : the panchatantra retold part 2 mitra samprapti
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ISBN : 24513401
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  • Traci Lawrence
    2019-11-23 01:18

    I have only one phrase: charming beyond description. This book is chock full of wisdom disguised as adorable folk tales from India. The ancient stories involving humans and anthropomorphic animals have universal appeal. They became the foundation of Aesop’s Fables, Arabian Nights, and Sinbad the Sailor. This is the basis of the narratives: King Amar Shakti asks a wise man (Brahmin) to teach his indolent sons to be more productive and wise. Brahmin Pandit Vishnu Sharma does so through brief moral tales. He explores principles for a valuable existence, including the following: strength in unity, contentment, true “wealth”, and friendship. The added bonus is that Ms. Panse is as skilled an illustrator as she is a writer. Her skillful, light-hearted pictures inform every chapter/message.This pleasurable work is proof that many traditional tenets are the same across cultures and religions. For instance, I was delighted to find the gist of Galatians 6:7, “What you sow so shall ye reap” (The Law of the Harvest), rewritten in this quote: “Any action you take, good or bad, rebounds on you in the same manner.” I have no hesitation recommending this fantastic book to readers of all ages and value systems.

  • Ronit
    2019-11-06 02:12

    The book is a collection of 10 Indies tales, they are written as a story in a story that are link together. The book is very well done, and the illustration is beautiful. In the story there are animal characters and humane too.The stories tell us about ancient time when life where simpler and very different then this days.In the story there are different subjects like: friendship, politics, relationships and more.This is the second book of the series .In my opinion the book is for ages 10+.Some of the stories are not for young kids.I got the book from the author in exchange of an honest review.

  • Lana Axe
    2019-11-03 08:29

    This was my first look at folk tales from India, and I was delighted to find it not so different from the ones I grew up hearing. From learning to work as a team, to the shortsightedness of petty revenge to unlikely friendships, these are tales we can all relate to. Children and adults alike will learn something in these pages. The wisdom contained within is universal and timeless. It was a true pleasure to see these old tales in a different light from a culture that seems so distant yet so similar to my own. Children from all cultures will delight in reading them, and the illustrations are quite beautiful.I did find some parts a little too intense for the youngest readers, especially in The Tribal and the Wild Boar. It does illustrate very well the dangers of greed, but it might need to be read aloud and altered slightly so not to scare young children. That's in no way meant as a criticism. These aren't Disney style fairytales, and they are written as they were intended to be. I don't think kids over age 8 will have too much trouble. It's kids under that age who might need an alteration or two from the scary parts.I received a free copy in exchange for an honest and unbiased review.

  • Felicite Lilly
    2019-10-25 05:16

    This author has done something that I never thought possible. She has taken ancient Indian collection of interrelated animal fables and turned them into stories that not only I, but my three year old son can read together. I sat down to read these stories alone, however, anyone with a child knows they won't leave you alone for very long. Thus I ended up reading them together, and we both loved them. I plan on reading the rest of the books since they were not only an easy read but also moral, clean and great to share. Not only were they all the things I already listed, but the author also did all of the artwork, which was AMAZING. Stunned. Simply stunned.

  • Neil Carstairs
    2019-11-18 07:34

    Disclaimer: I received a free copy of this book for an honest, non-reciprocal review.This is the second book in a series of five that relate through a series of short stories the teaching of Vishnu Sharma.With text and illustrations by the author this is a book that would appeal to readers of any age. It is not a book to be read in one sitting, more one to be taken slowly, one story at a time, so that the meaning of each tale is understood. The stories are a series of standalone tales from ancient India where a lesson can be learnt about friendship or wealth or greed. Each story links to the next, often recited by characters that range from a crow to a mouse to a tortoise. The writing is a little formal, but this is a reflection of the age of the stories and in no way is detrimental to the overall tone of the book and along with the excellent illustrations actually adds to the value.

  • Anthony Stancomb
    2019-10-27 04:05

    Sonal Panse’s book is a delightful addition to the tradition of age old stories coming from India.But you don’t have to come from the Indian sub-continent to enjoy this collection of moral takes involving people and animals that have entranced readers and listeners for centuries.Full of wisdom, as relevant to adults as to children, this collection of folk tales speak to everyone about the perennial moral dilemmas that face us all in our lives. We hear about how people deal with riches, poverty, avarice, friendship….. in fact the gamut of ethical problems. It’s the sort of book you want to keep somewhere for when you have some minutes to spare and can delve into one or two stories that you can reflect on.The book is charmingly written in the traditional simple way that children’s stories have always been told, and with attractively drawn pen and ink illustration, it is one of those books that will never fail to lift your spirits.

  • Alasdair Shaw
    2019-10-23 01:28

    First off, I have to say that the illustrations inside the book are superb. I'm not sure if they were originally pen and ink or pencil, but even on my 'phone app they were beautiful. Don't be put off by the colour cover.Now, the stories are classics, so no problems with quality there. They've survived a very long time because they speak so well to how humans behave and interact. So fundamental are they that you'll find them instantly familiar even if you've never read any Indian fold tales.This retelling is a little stilted, but that could just be me coming to it with Western expectations in storytelling. You might want to read it aloud to your children, embellishing where necessary - the oral tradition being key to most folk tales.

  • Cassandra Larsen
    2019-11-16 07:29

    The Panchatantra Retold by Sonal Panse is a collection of stories meant to teach valuable lessons about friendship, true wealth and greed. One tale leads into the next as various characters in the stories take up the narration, weaving a complex tale that is absolutely charming. In each tale there are pearls of wisdom to be gleaned, lessons to be learned, and warnings to heed. Since the Panchatantra is the original basis of many well-known Aesop’s tales, some of these stories will be familiar to you from your own childhood, while others have new and interesting twists to them that reflect Indian culture and values. Overall, an entertaining and satisfying read!

  • Susan Phelps
    2019-11-08 01:25

    Let me start off by saying this book was as far away from my normal genre as I can get. It took me a little while to get into this book. I found it started off a little like a text book. As I got further into the story, the more I interesting it became. Overall, I really did enjoy this book.