Hitopadesha Tales and logical, simple and straight forward. The main players in these tales are birds, animals and humans. Written originally in Sanskrit, the main purpose behind the Hitopadesha is to teach young minds the basic philosophy of life and help them grow into responsible adults. Even in today’s world, these stories continue to inspire people with their simplicity and substance.
1. A FRIEND IN NEED
This is a story of four fast friends; a mouse, a crow, a deer, and a tortoise that help each other in a tussle with their worst enemy – a human hunter.
2. THE CLEVER IDEA
This is the story of two crows, who take the help of an intelligent jackal to overcome their enemy, a deadly serpent.
3. THE TALKATIVE TORTOIS
This fun filled story is about a tortoise that loses his life, as he is unable to control his tongue. It explains the moral that one should not talk unnecessarily.
4. THE LINO, THE FOX AND THE ASS
In this story, a clever and patient fox deceives the mighty lion with his sheer intelligence and skill.
This is the story of an honest king who sets out to choose a trustworthy prince for his kingdom. A tale of wit and fun not to be missed!
6. THE BLIND VULTURE
This is the story of a blind vulture, which loses all his good friends because of the bad company he keeps; with a cunning cat.
7. THE INTELLIGENT JACKAL
This story of a jackal, a pundit and a walf reminds us that knowledge from books alone does not suffice; what matters is how one uses it practically.
8. BRAHMIN AND THE THREE THIEVES
This story tells of how a wise Brahmin loses his goat to 3 thieves, as they frighten him with their silly remarks.