Naráyana’s best-seller supplies its reader even more than “Friendly Advice.” in a single convenient collection—closely regarding the world-famous Pañcatantra or Five Discourses on Worldly Wisdom —numerous animal fables are interwoven with human tales, all designed to tutor wayward princes. stories of canny procuresses compete with these of crafty crows and tigers. An intrusive ass is just thrashed by means of his grasp, however the meddlesome monkey finally ends up along with his testicles beaten. One prince manages to get pleasure from himself with a merchant’s spouse along with her husband’s consent, whereas one other is kicked out of paradise by way of a painted snapshot. This quantity additionally comprises the compact model of King Víkrama’s Adventures, thirty-two renowned stories a few beneficiant emperor, informed by means of thirty-two statuettes decorating his lion-throne.

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