Language. This is a modern English version of the stories intended for a young audience, so the language used should pose no problems at all.
Story Length. This unit contains only single-page stories, and some pages contain several very short stories.
Choosing Between Units. If you are not sure which of the two Panchatantra units to choose — Ryder's Panchatantra of the Tales of Bidpai — the main factor to consider is literary style. Ryder's Panchatantra conveys the story-within-a-story-within-a-story style of the original Sanskrit Panchatantra, while the Tales of Bidpai unit tells the stories individually, without the literary frametale.
Navigation. You will find the table of contents below, and you can also use this link to see the story posts displayed on two pages total: Bidpai. Click "Older Posts" at the bottom of that page to see the second page.
- The Rustic and the Nightingale
- The King, the Falcon, and the Drinking-Cup
- The Two Travelers
- Poor Man, Rich Man, Young Man
- The Merchant and His Iron
- Gardener, Farmer, Tyrant
- The King, the Hermit, and the Two Princes
- Three Stories about Apes
- The Ass, the Lion, and the Fox
- Three Stories about Foxes
- The Hare, the Fox, and the Wolf
- Three Stories about Snakes
- The Camel Driver and the Adder
- Two Tortoise Stories
- The Crane and the Crab
- The Lean Cat and the Fat Cat
- Three Stories about Birds
- The Partridge and the Hawk
- The Crow, the Jackal, the Wolf, and the Camel
- The Three Fish
- The Lion and the Hare