Kalila wa Dimna کلیله و دمنه

The Panchatantra (Sanskrit: 'Five Principles') is an ancient Indian collection of interrelated 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 DEMNA is a translation into Arabic in 750 CE by Persian scholar Abdullah Ibn al-Muqaffa, with the jackals Kalila and Demna as two of the principal characters. A Persian rework by Kashefi known as ANWĀR-E SOHAYLĪ انوار سهیلی in 15th century. Paintings from all
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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. -- From Celia Fisher's book "The Magic of Birds", 2014.

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. -- From Celia Fisher's book "The Magic of Birds", 2014.

Kalila-wa-Dimna---La-ruse-du-lievre---XIVeme-siecle

Kalila-wa-Dimna---La-ruse-du-lievre---XIVeme-siecle

"The Trapped Cat and the Frightened Mouse (Rat ?)", Folio from a Kalila wa Dimna Folio from an illustrated manuscript, 18th century, Egypt or Syria, Ink and opaque watercolour on paper, 31.8 cm high 22.6 cm wide

"The Trapped Cat and the Frightened Mouse (Rat ?)", Folio from a Kalila wa Dimna Folio from an illustrated manuscript, 18th century, Egypt or Syria, Ink and opaque watercolour on paper, 31.8 cm high 22.6 cm wide

Kalila wa dimna

Kalila wa dimna

KALILA AND DIMNA, IN ARABIC | Crossing Borders

KALILA AND DIMNA, IN ARABIC | Crossing Borders

Kalila visits the captive Dimna  Kalila wa-Dimna

Kalila visits the captive Dimna Kalila wa-Dimna

ILLUSTRATION TO THE PANCHATANTRA: THE ELEPHANTS WITH A TIGER AND A DEER IN A FOREST

ILLUSTRATION TO THE PANCHATANTRA: THE ELEPHANTS WITH A TIGER AND A DEER IN A FOREST

"The Traveller Rescues the Goldsmith from the Pit Against the Advice of the Animals", Folio from a Kalila wa Dimna

"The Traveller Rescues the Goldsmith from the Pit Against the Advice of the Animals", Folio from a Kalila wa Dimna

Kaliya Damana. Suite: Bhagavata Purana, Opaque watercolor on paper, Malwa (Mandu), c. 1645, The San Diego Museum of Art

Kaliya Damana. Suite: Bhagavata Purana, Opaque watercolor on paper, Malwa (Mandu), c. 1645, The San Diego Museum of Art

From the same 1429 Persian manuscript. Sañjīvaka/Schanzabeh, the innocent bull courtier, is murdered unjustly by King Lion. The scheming jackal vizier [left] Damanaka ('Victor')/Dimna watches in full view of his shocked brother Karataka ('Horribly Howling')/Kalila [right].

From the same 1429 Persian manuscript. Sañjīvaka/Schanzabeh, the innocent bull courtier, is murdered unjustly by King Lion. The scheming jackal vizier [left] Damanaka ('Victor')/Dimna watches in full view of his shocked brother Karataka ('Horribly Howling')/Kalila [right].

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