The Panchatantra is an ancient Indian inter- related collection of animal fables in verse and prose in a frame story format. The book is full of tales that will entertain the kids and at the same time teach good values. This book is written by the well-known poet, writer, lyricist and filmmaker Gulzar.
The book is full of fun short stories. Unending fun, timeless wisdom and the beautiful magic of stories come alive in these never dying Panchatantra tales. Once, there was a king who had three good for nothing sons. A learned man once visited the kingdom. He offered to teach the three sons the true qualities of kindness, bravery and a sense of justice. He narrated them one story each day and these became known as the well-loved Panchatantra tales.
These stories are transformed by Gulzar into story-poems to be read aloud or enjoyed alone. The book is filled with various hilarious tales like how the rabbit outwitted the hungry lion or why the girl married a mouse. The book also contains a story about a mosquito which was an unwelcome guest and about a donkey that used to sing continuously and couldn't stop. The Panchatantra is the perfect blend of humour and wisdom. The writer, who is one of India's most beloved, has retold these stories while being witty and clever. The book is written in a such a way that it will be loved by readers of all age.
Gulzar is a multi-talented man. He is a writer, lyricist, poet and a filmmaker. Gulzar has written various poems, short stories, plays, ballets and children's book. He has also written scripts for various films and television serials. His work has earned him recognition on both national and international level. Gulzar has won the National Film Award seven times in different categories. In 2002, he was awarded the Sahitya Akademi Award for best writing in urdu. He was also awarded the Padma Bhushan in 2004. All age groups will enjoy reading this book, because of the humour and the life teaching it gives us. This paperback book is listed with the ISBN number of 978-8129121189