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The Hitopadesa by Narayan Pandit
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The Hitopadesa

by Narayan Pandit, Nārāyaṇa,

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Thurs is a book of contraries and complimentary opposites. Divided into four sections (2x2): Gaining Friends-Splitting Partners; War-Peace. It is a story told by the wise to the foolish, it's most often form being a dialogue in which friends or adversaries debate a moral point using verse aphorisms and fables, the point being often conceded, but rarely won, and frequently contradicted in another part of the book.

I've come to the conclusion that it's principle message is that you can always find an excuse for doing this or that, and all you can do is your best. Being kind, trusting and truthful won't necessarily protect you from people of Ill-intent, but it's still the best way to be for one's own soul. ( )
  Michael.Rimmer | Jun 26, 2018 |
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Author nameRoleType of authorWork?Status
Pandit, Narayanprimary authorall editionsconfirmed
Nārāyaṇa,main authorall editionsconfirmed
北川秀則Translatormain authorsome editionsconfirmed
ナーラーヤナAuthormain authorsome editionsconfirmed
Bernstein, Georg Heinrichmain authorsome editionsconfirmed
Carey, WilliamTranslatormain authorsome editionsconfirmed
Chandiramani, G. L.Translatormain authorsome editionsconfirmed
Dusivedi, Sivaprasadmain authorsome editionsconfirmed
金倉圓照Translatormain authorsome editionsconfirmed
Haksar, A.N. D.main authorsome editionsconfirmed
Hale-Wortham, B.Translatormain authorsome editionsconfirmed
Kale, M. R.Translatormain authorsome editionsconfirmed
Lancereau, EdouardTranslatormain authorsome editionsconfirmed
Wilkins, CharlesTranslatormain authorsome editionsconfirmed
Arnold, Edwinsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Browne, GordonIllustratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Johnson, FrancisEditorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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In order to educate the royal princes, a scholar presents a collection of animal fables set in India.

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