Ryder. Panchatantra

Today's free book is The Panchatantra of Vishnu Sharma, translated by Arthur W. Ryder.You can find out more about this book in the Panchatantra unit of the Myth-Folklore UnTextbook.

For the table of contents, check at the bottom of this post below the image. The links below are to the Golden Key edition of the book.

This book is available at the Internet Archive, and you can also find it at these useful websites: The Golden Key and South Asian Literature: Primary Sources.

Translator's Introduction

Book 1. The Loss of Friends
The Loss of Friends
The Wedge-Pulling Monkey
The Jackal and the War-Drum
Merchant Strong-Tooth
Godly and June
The Jackal at the Ram-Fight
The Weaver's Wife
How the Crow-Hen Killed the Black Snake
The Heron That Liked Crab-Meat
Numskull and the Rabbit
The Weaver Who Loved a Princess
The Ungrateful Man
Leap and Creep
The Blue Jackal
Passion and the Owl
Ugly's Trust Abused
The Lion and the Carpenter
The Plover Who Fought the Ocean
Shell-Neck, Slim, and Grim
Forethought, Ready-Wit, and Fatalist
The Duel between Elephant and Sparrow
The Shrewd Old Gander
The Lion and the Ram
Smart the Jackal
The Monk Who Left His Body Behind
The Girl Who Married a Snake
Poor Blossom
The Unteachable Monkey
Right-Mind and Wrong-Mind
A Remedy Worse Than the Disease
The Mice That Ate Iron
The Results of Education
The Sensible Enemy
The Foolish Friend

Book 2. The Winning of Friends
The Bharunda Birds
Gold's Gloom
Mother Shandilee's Bargain
Self-defeating Forethought
Mister Duly
Soft the Weaver
Hang-Ball and Greedy
The Mice That Set Elephants Free
Spot's Captivity

Book 3. Crows and Owls
How the Birds Picked a King
How the Rabbit Fooled the Elephant
The Cat's Judgement
The Brahman's Goat
The Snake and the Ants
The Snake Who Paid Cash
The Unsocial Swans
The Self-Sacrificing Dove
The Old Man with the Young Wife
The Brahman, the Thief, and the Ghost
The Snake in the Prince's Belly
The Gullible Carpenter
Mouse-maid Made Mouse
The Bird With Golden Dung
The Cave That Talked
The Frogs That Rode Snakeback
The Butter-blinded Brahman

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