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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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

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

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-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

Kelile va Demne or Panchatantra in Persian کلیله و دمنه

Kelile va Demne or Panchatantra in Persian کلیله و دمنه

Iranian Miniature - Kelile va Demne or Panchatantra in Persian

Iranian Miniature - Kelile va Demne or Panchatantra in Persian

Iranian Miniature - Kelile va Demne or Panchatantra in Persian

Iranian Miniature - Kelile va Demne or Panchatantra in Persian

Kalila visits the captive Dimna  Kalila wa Dimna - a translation to Persian

Kalila visits the captive Dimna Kalila wa Dimna - a translation to Persian

Kalila wa Dimna - a translation to Presian

Kalila wa Dimna - a translation to Presian

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