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Kalila and Dimna: Fables of Friendship and Betrayal

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?Racy, funny, vigorous, contemporary?I defy anyone not to finish it in one sitting.??Doris Lessing

The tales of Kalila and Dimna originated almost two thousand years ago. These charming and humorous stories about animals have found their way in one form or another into the folklore of every major culture and tradition.

What links the fables is the core message about managing power, wise leadership, and the value of true friendship.

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Overview

“Racy, funny, vigorous, contemporary—I defy anyone not to finish it in one sitting.”—Doris Lessing

The tales of Kalila and Dimna originated almost two thousand years ago. These charming and humorous stories about animals have found their way in one form or another into the folklore of every major culture and tradition.

What links the fables is the core message about managing power, wise leadership, and the value of true friendship.

Ramsay Wood was born in Texas and has lived in Europe, America, and the Far East. He is a founding member of the College of Storytellers.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780863566615
  • Publisher: Saqi Books
  • Publication date: 10/1/2008
  • Pages: 303
  • Sales rank: 1,407,969
  • Product dimensions: 5.80 (w) x 7.80 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Meet the Author

Ramsay Wood was born in Texas and has lived throughout Europe, America and the Far East. He is a founding member of the College of Storytellers and was chairman of Afghan Relief.

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Table of Contents

Introduction Doris Lessing Lessing, Doris 9

King Dabschelim 23

Dr. Bidpai 42

Convergence 55

Kalila and Dimna 68

The Carpenter's Monkey 72

The Fox and the Drum 77

The Dervish and the Thief 86

The Crow, the Snake, and the Jackal 103

The Crane and the Crab 104

The Lion and the Hare 115

The Three Fish 129

The Bedbug and the Flea 136

The Cormorant and the Star 155

The Camel, the Lion, the Leopard, the Crow and the Jackal 160

The Sandpipers and the Sea 176

Chitchat Turtle and the Geese 177

The Apes and the Busybody Bird 190

Sneaky, Straight and the Tree 195

The Iron Eating Mice 208

In Between 214

Zirac and Friends 216

Super Rat and the Monks 245

Mrs. Sadili and the Sesame Seeds 252

The Wolf Who Wished to Hoard 253

The Pet of a Prince 284

Doctor's Orders 292

Acknowledgments 296

Postscript Prof. van Ruymbeke 299

Abbreviated Pedigree of the Bidpai Literature 302

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