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

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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

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