पंचतंत्र-panchatantra stories list

List of Panchatantra Stories

The Panchatantra is a collection of fables written in Sanskrit by Indian scholar and author, Vishnu Sharma, between 1200 CE – 300 CE.. It is one of the most popular collections of stories from the ancient Indian civilization. The tales, most of which are based on animals, come with a strong moral message.

Book 1: The Separation of Friends

  • The Monkey and the Wedge
  • The Jackal and the Drum
  • The Fall and Rise of a Merchant
  • The Foolish Sage
  • Fighting Goats and the Jackal
  • The Cobra and the Crows
  • The Crane and the Crab
  • The Cunning Hare and the Lion
  • The Bug and the Poor Flea
  • The Story of the Blue Jackal
  • The Lion, Camel, Jackal and Crow
  • The Bird Pair and the Sea
  • The Turtle that fell off the Stick
  • Tale of the Three Fishes
  • The Elephant and the Sparrow
  • The Lion and the Jackal
  • The Bird and the Monkey
  • How a Sparrow came to Grief
  • Right-Mind and Wrong-Mind
  • The Crane and the Mongoose
  • The Rat that ate Iron
  • The King and the Foolish Monkey
  • The Thief and the Brahmins

Book 2: The Gaining of Friends

  • The Hermit and the Mouse
  • Elephants and King of Mice
  • Shandili and Sesame Seeds
  • Story of the Merchant’s Son
  • The Unlucky Weaver

Book 3: Of Crows and Owls

  • Of Crows and Owls
  • Elephants and Hares
  • The Cunning Mediator
  • The Brahmin and the Crooks
  • The Dove and the Hunter
  • The Brahmin and the Cobra
  • The Old Man, Young Wife and Thief
  • The Brahmin, Thief, and Demon
  • The Tale of Two Snakes
  • The Wedding of the Mouse
  • Tale of the Golden Droppings
  • The Cave that Talked
  • Frogs that rode a Snake
  • The War of Crows and Owls

Book 4: Loss of Gains

  • The Monkey and the Crocodile
  • The Greedy Cobra and Frog King
  • The Lion and the Foolish Donkey
  • The Story of the Potter
  • Lioness and the Young Jackal
  • The Donkey and the Washerman
  • The Price of Indiscretion
  • The Jackal’s Strategy
  • The Dog who went Abroad

Book 5: Ill-Considered Actions

  • The Brahmani and the Mongoose
  • The Four Treasure-Seekers
  • The Lion that Sprang to Life
  • The Four Learned Fools
  • The Tale of Two Fishes and a Frog
  • The Musical Donkey
  • The Brahmin’s Dream
  • The Bird with Two Heads
  • The Unforgiving Monkey

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