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Origin of the Panchatantra: A Fascinating Story in Itself - Part 2

Origin of the Panchatantra: A Fascinating Story in Itself – Part 2
Posted on: February 14, 2018

After Vishnu Sharma had finished talking to the princes he sent them away and promised the king that he need not despair anymore and that he would personally undertake the task of teaching the princes all they needed to know and that too in just six months…

Origin of the Panchatantra: A Fascinating Story in Itself - Part 1

Origin of the Panchatantra: A Fascinating Story in Itself – Part 1
Posted on: January 23, 2018

This is a typical story-of-how-a-story-happened that begins with “A long time ago in a land far, far away…”

The Sea-Maiden and The Laidly Beast - Part 3

The Sea-Maiden and The Laidly Beast – Part 3
Posted on: August 26, 2011

The princess stared in disbelief as the monstrous head entered her field of vision in slow-motion and crashed into the side of the knoll. Stray drops of monster blood pelted her face, bringing her sharply out of her reverie and she saw the herd standing beside her, his lips splitting into a warm, reassuring smile. Then he looked skywards and so did the princess. They were seeing a falcon, clutching an enormous sword in its claws, gliding gracefully towards them.

The Sea-Maiden and The Laidly Beast - Part 2

The Sea-Maiden and The Laidly Beast – Part 2
Posted on: August 26, 2011

The giant’s evil-bladed sword had smacked into an wooden door which now lay in splinters, completely busted by the force of the sword’s flight. The young herd had walked into the park of trees and going yonder, had found the giant’s sword and the splintered door.

The Sea-Maiden and The Laidly Beast - Part 1

The Sea-Maiden and The Laidly Beast – Part 1
Posted on: August 19, 2011

In a small village in Scotland, there lived a poor fisherman whose living was by selling fish he caught in a nearby loch. The loch was a protected bay or rather a lake, formed by a narrow arm of the sea. It was a beautiful sight to behold, oh yes it was, the sparkling, crystal-blue lake, set in the midst of a splendid rocky basin. The fisherman was getting old and so was his luck.

The Story Of Two Sisters Who Were Jealous Of Their Younger Sister - Part IV

The Story Of Two Sisters Who Were Jealous Of Their Younger Sister – Part IV
Posted on: August 10, 2011

The princess was as well-trained in the art of riding as any other, male or female, and made quick progress, the first twenty days. Eventually, she met the dervish and sought his help in securing the objects of her quest.

The Story Of Two Sisters Who Were Jealous Of Their Younger Sister - Part III

The Story Of Two Sisters Who Were Jealous Of Their Younger Sister – Part III
Posted on: August 10, 2011

Prince Bahman rode in silence. He was going over what his sister had told him about the three elements she coveted so much.

The Story Of Two Sisters Who Were Jealous Of Their Younger Sister - Part II

The Story Of Two Sisters Who Were Jealous Of Their Younger Sister – Part II
Posted on: August 6, 2011

The cradles had been carried along by the gentle drifts of the canal, to a garden in the outskirts of the kingdom. Here, the fated cradles had been spotted by an intendant, an official of high rank and one of the kingdom’s most respected.

The Story Of Two Sisters Who Were Jealous Of Their Younger Sister - Part I

The Story Of Two Sisters Who Were Jealous Of Their Younger Sister – Part I
Posted on: August 5, 2011

Persia was under the rule of Sultan Kosrouschah, when our story happened. Ever since childhood, Kosrouschah had been fond of going incognito, seeking adventures in all parts of the city while accompanied by one of his own officers, disguised like himself.

The Hunter Hailibu - Part III

The Hunter Hailibu – Part III
Posted on: July 29, 2011

Hailibu’s rock stands there, even today, reminding people of the great hunter Hailibu and his generous sacrifice of his life for the sake of the people he loved.

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