The Hitopadesha are fables that were written in the 12th century AD. These tales of wisdom were written in the Sanskrit language and are part of India�s great cultural heritage. Each story aims to educate young minds about life, morals and values, so that they may become responsible adults. This special collection is sure to delight children with its easy language, colourful illustrations and engaging stories. Read about the donkey who tried to be a tiger, about the crow who stole curd, a lion who hired a cat to guard him and how the doves and their king flew off with a net to escape from a hunter.