Kalila wa Dimna کلیله و دمنه
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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
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, -- From Celia Fisher's book "The Magic of Birds",

"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 folio of illuminated manuscripts, an arabic rendition from Syria or Egypt based on the ancient Indian 'Panchatantra' a collection of Animal Fables.

Kalila visits the captive Dimna  Kalila wa-Dimna

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

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

Illustration to the Panchatantra: elephants with a tiger and a deer in the 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

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

Les Maqâmât d' Aboû Moḥammad al-Qâsim ibn ʿAlî al-Ḥarîrî  1201-1300

Les Maqâmât d' Aboû Moḥammad al-Qâsim ibn ʿAlî al-Ḥarîrî

Kalîla et Dimna , avec des figures coloriées

Kalîla et Dimna, avec des figures coloriées.

Les Maqâmât d' Aboû Moḥammad al-Qâsim ibn ʿAlî al-Ḥarîrî  1201-1300

Les Maqâmât d' Aboû Moḥammad al-Qâsim ibn ʿAlî al-Ḥarîrî

An illustration from a Syrian edition dated 1354. The rabbit fools the elephant king by showing him the reflection of the moon.

The Panchatantra, an illustration from a Syrian edition dated The rabbit fools the elephant king by showing him the reflection of the moon.

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