When the dyer noticed the jackal, he indeed thought ih was dead. He picked up his bow and arrow and shot the bird dead. The mongoose is greedy for fish. The thief quickly hid himself. So they went over to the lion.
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Browse through and read from our huge collection of interesting Hitop Browse through and read from our huge collection of interesting Hitopadesha tales for kids. Just click on any of the stories below to read it. Hitopadesha literally means advice with kindness and comprises stories about the conduct of war and peace.
There is no concrete evidence about its author in the Indian history. The book also has some fables common with the Panchatantra. However, the two books are completely independent. All tales from Hitopadesha are short and educational. They carry a moral message which helps your child develop values. The stories, as old as the 12th century, have been passed down from generation to generation. Hitopadesha have been translated into many languages as well.
In fact, emperor Akbar took the effort to translate the stories in a language everyone in his court would understand. In it was even translated in English by the Britishers. Such is the popularity of the Hitopdesha tales that they are popular the world over.
We carefully select the stories and divide them in age groups so that you can filter them. Read it to your child and encourage them to read as well. Perhaps you could also learn a thing or two from the stories deemed great by generations of great rulers.
The Hitopadesha: A Collection of Fables and Tales in Sanskrit by Vishnusarmá
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