Synopses & Reviews
Widely read and beloved for more than a thousand years, the Hitopadesa
(Book of Good Counsels) is an anthology of folk wisdom that offers humorous and profound reflections on human lives and loves, philosophies and follies. Drawing on traditional sources, Narayana presents classic tales as narrated by animals, resulting in a work that is a fascinating blend of fable and satire.
About the Author
is thought to have lived in eastern India in the ninth century.
A.N.D. Haksar was educated at the universities of Allahabad and Oxford and has translated various classics from Sanskrit.