The first book of the Panchatantra, called mitra-bhedaḥ ("Separation of Friends"). Like the rest of the Panchatantra, this book is told as a frame story, meaning that some stories are nested inside others.

Note: this book currently has no images, which may greatly affect comprehension. For now, we recommend this book only to those who are already familiar with the Panchatantra's stories.

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Table of contents

  1. viṣṇuśarmā
  2. karaṭaka­damanakau
  3. (kathā 1) kīlotpāṭī vānaraḥ
  4. (kathā 2) śṛgāla­śrutā bherī