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Hitopadesha tales
Hitopadesha tales

Hriday Chawrasia
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Hi all.....i heard that Hitopadesha is a remarkable compilation of short stories in Indian literature....can i know about this form of literature.. can you share some such tales

Posted On : 04/24/09 3:45:36 AM

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Darshil Jal daru khanewala
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Sanskrit literature was perhaps the first instance in ancient Indian literary scenario, which was initiatory to introduce fairy-tales and the concept of fables to Indian populace, in the form of Hitopadesha. Hitopadesha belong to that class of literature which the Hindus refer to as niti-sastra, or Science of Political Ethics . There are a number of short takes with a moral at the end. This is to advice moral ethics to the Indian populace.

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Mohanlal Chaturvedi
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The term Hitopadesha is a joint effort of two terms, Hita which means welfare or benefit and Upadesha which denotes advice or counsel. As the term suggests, the Hitopadesha is a collection of tales that counsel and advice for the welfare and benefit of everyone. The Hitopadesh is still very much popular children story book that actually help them to develop moral and ethical character whilst making them responsible and matured adults. Since its origin, Hitopadesa has been translated into numerous languages

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Indravadan Modi
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you know i still remember some of the Hitopadesha stories... tales like friends in need, tale of the blue jackal are still fresh in my mind. This post reminded me of my childhood. I have forgotten the names of the stories but i distinctly remember the message of the Hitopadesha stories. Each stories so distinctly has shaped my character since my childhood

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Roop Chatterjee
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Hi all....These tales are some of the most widely read Sanskrit books in India, Hitopadesha tales are short stories that have the priceless treasure of morality and knowledge. The tales from Hitopadesha are written in a very logical and clear way and one does not have to make much effort to figure out what moral a particular story is implying. The stories feature animals and birds as main characters.

Posted On : 04/27/09 10:53:44 PM

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Roopanjana Buddhiraja
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Hi friends ....Hitapadesha or Good Advice-is an ancient Sanskrit Classic written about animals: How they think, feel and act like human beings. It was originally written around 1675 A.D. by Sri Narayana Pandit. I have personally narrated all the tales to my nephew. You know i myself at this age still enjoy these stories.

Posted On : 04/27/09 11:09:48 PM

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