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 Heroes of the Panchanthra
15.5 x 10", acrylic on silk

"As a child, I enjoyed listening to my Great Grand Aunt narrate stories from the Panchanthra tales. It is believed that Vishnu Sharma wrote these stories for three princes who were too stupid and lazy to learn the traditional way. It became his challenge to educate the three boys and make them 'incomparable masters of the art of intelligent living' in just six months. Vishnu Sharma made up charming little stories of animals and birds, each with a moral and the princes listened to him with rapt attention. From these stories they learned the art of practical life, survival, and wisdom.

This piece is my humble tribute to these marvelous heroes of the Panchanthra who have fascinated Indian children for centuries."


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