Anvar-i Suhayli انوار سهیلی

The Panchatantra is an ancient Indian collection of animal fables in verse and prose, arranged within a frame story between 500 BCE and 100 BC. It goes by many names in many cultures. Kalila wa Dimna is a translation into Arabic in 750 CE by Ibn Muqaffa a Persian scholar. A Persian rework by Kashefi known as Anvar-i Suhayli (The lights of Canopus)انوار سهیلی in 15th century. There on several versions of it were made in Persian, and part of these works are presented here.
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Kalila wa-dimna translation to Presian; recto: text, The story of magpies and owls; verso: The battle between the magpies and the owls | F1954.23

Kalila wa-dimna translation to Presian; recto: text, The story of magpies and owls; verso: The battle between the magpies and the owls | F1954.23

Sandpipers on their nest while the simurgh leads an army of birds to their rescue. From Anvar-I Suhayli, a version of Kalila va Dimna fable, India, 1610-11. Illustration from Celia Fisher's The Magic of Birds bit.ly/1wNrOH6

Sandpipers on their nest while the simurgh leads an army of birds to their rescue. From Anvar-I Suhayli, a version of Kalila va Dimna fable, India, 1610-11. Illustration from Celia Fisher's The Magic of Birds bit.ly/1wNrOH6

KALILA WA DEMNA in Persian Figure 3. Fanza refuses to return to the king. Naṣr-Allāh, Kalila o Demna. Ink, colors, and gold on paper. Baghdad (?), ca. 1460. Tehran, Golestān Palace Library, MS pers. 827, fol. 72b. – Encyclopaedia Iranica

KALILA WA DEMNA in Persian Figure 3. Fanza refuses to return to the king. Naṣr-Allāh, Kalila o Demna. Ink, colors, and gold on paper. Baghdad (?), ca. 1460. Tehran, Golestān Palace Library, MS pers. 827, fol. 72b. – Encyclopaedia Iranica

The crow deciding whether the owl should lead the assembly of birds. from Anvar-i Suhayli, a version of the Kalila va Dimna fables, India, 1610–11

The crow deciding whether the owl should lead the assembly of birds. from Anvar-i Suhayli, a version of the Kalila va Dimna fables, India, 1610–11

Iranian Miniature - Kelile va Demne or Panchatantra in Persian

Iranian Miniature - Kelile va Demne or Panchatantra in Persian

کلیله و دمنه - Kelile va Demne or Panchatantra in Persian

کلیله و دمنه - Kelile va Demne or Panchatantra in Persian

Kalila wa dimna - translation to Presian

Kalila wa dimna - translation to Presian

KALILA WA DEMNA in Persian. Figure 1. The thief is beaten in the bedroom. Naṣr-Allāh, Kalila o Demna. Ink, colors, and gold on paper. Jalayerid, ca. 1370–74. Fragment preserved in the Shah Tahmasp Album, Istanbul University Library, MS pers. F. 1422, fol. 24a. After O’Kane, 2003, pl. 4.– Encyclopaedia Iranica

KALILA WA DEMNA in Persian. Figure 1. The thief is beaten in the bedroom. Naṣr-Allāh, Kalila o Demna. Ink, colors, and gold on paper. Jalayerid, ca. 1370–74. Fragment preserved in the Shah Tahmasp Album, Istanbul University Library, MS pers. F. 1422, fol. 24a. After O’Kane, 2003, pl. 4.– Encyclopaedia Iranica

Borzouye take the book 'Kelile va Demne to Anushiravan. Persian Miniature - Kelile va Demne or Panchatantra in Persian   مینیاتور ایرانی - برزویه کلیله و دمنه را به انوشیروان میاورد

Borzouye take the book 'Kelile va Demne to Anushiravan. Persian Miniature - Kelile va Demne or Panchatantra in Persian مینیاتور ایرانی - برزویه کلیله و دمنه را به انوشیروان میاورد

Ants!, from Anvār-i Suhaylī, 1010. British Library

Ants!, from Anvār-i Suhaylī, 1010. British Library

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