Kalila wa Dimna: fables from a fourteenth-century Arabic manuscript

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Smithsonian Institution Press, 1981 - Fiction - 95 pages
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In a collection of fables attributed to the third-century Brahman philosopher, Bidpai, and first devised to instruct royalty in proper conduct, animals demonstrate a variety of human qualities including friendship, loyalty, vanity, and treachery

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These lovely stories are lavishly illustrated with photos from the original manuscript's illuminations. Read full review


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Atil has recently retired as curator of Islamic art at the Freer Gallery of Art, Smithsonian Institution.

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