Sunday, December 11, 2011
Keith-Falconer: Kalilah and Dimnah
Kalilah and Dimnah, The Fables of Bidpai by I.G.N. Keith-Falconer (1885)
The stories of Kalilah and Dimnah is a version of the ancient Indian Panchatantra tradition, translated here from a Syriac version into English. There are several medieval Latin versions of these stories as well; this book provides a good introduction of this beautiful literary tradition, along with the stories - it's a useful book to consult if you are interested in perhaps reading one of the medieval Latin versions, such as the Directorium Humanae Vitae.