Five Discourses of Worldly Wisdom by Vishnusharman
(Clay Sanskrit Library)

No critic rating

Waiting for minimum critic reviews


The king despairs of his idle sons, so he hires a learned brahmin who promises to make their lessons in statecraft unmissable. The lessons are disguised as short stories, featuring mainly animal protagonists. Many of these narratives have traveled across the world, and are known in the West as Aesop’s fables.

Co-published by New York University Press and the JJC Foundation

For more on this title and other titles in the Clay Sanskrit series, please visit


About Vishnusharman

See more books from this Author
Published June 1, 2006 by NYU Press. 576 pages
Genres: History, Political & Social Sciences, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Literature & Fiction. Non-fiction