The Panchatantra is an amalgamation of inspiring moral stories, which have been adored by the young and old alike, since ages. Legend has it that Amarashakti, king of Mahilaropya city in South India, appointed renowned scholar Pandit Vishnu Sharma, to inculcate values appropriate for an able administrator in his three young but dull-headed sons. Pandit Vishnu Sharma came up with a novel way of teaching and composed interesting stories of animals, divided in five themes or tantras - which became very famous as the Panchatantra tales. Apart from keeping children productively occupied, one of the objectives of the books under Mythology and Folk Tales series is to introduce children to the roots of Indian culture, philosophy and tradition. Read the complete range of over 10 books of the series.