Panchtantra characters voice over by Rajesh Vedprakash Maingi , teaching during a workshop cum production with small children.
Lion Crocodile Stork Swan and Narrator----------
About Panchtantra: प्रचलित लोककथाओं द्वारा प्रसिद्ध विष्णु शर्मा ने तीन छोटे राजकुमारों को शिक्षा दी। विष्णु शर्मा ने उनके व्यवहार को इन सरल कहानियों के द्वारा सुधारा।
In the Indian tradition, the Panchatantra is a nītiśāstra, a treatise on political science and human conduct, or nīti. One of the early Western scholars on the Panchatantra was Dr. Johannes Hertel, who viewed the book as having a Machiavellian character. Other scholars dismiss this assessment as one-sided, and even view the stories as teaching dharma, or proper moral conduct.
The original Sanskrit text, now long lost, and which some scholars believe was composed in the 3rd century BC is attributed to Vishnu Sarma. However, based as it is on older oral traditions, its antecedents among storytellers probably hark back to the origins of language and the subcontinent's earliest social groupings of hunting and fishing folk gathered around campfires