The Hitopdesh is a remarkable compilation of short stories composed by Narayana Pandit around a thousand of years ago. The stories which are more or less similar to the Panchatantra stories which have the priceless treasure of morality and knowledge. The stories feature animals and birds as main characters.
The term 'Hitopdesh' is a combination of two words. 'Hita' means welfare or benefit and 'upadesh' means advice or counsel. So 'Hitopdesh' is a collection of tales that provides counsel and advice for the welfare and benefit of everyone.
It is one of the most widely read children's book. Even in today's world, it continues to amaze and interest people with its simple but meaningful stories. Here, we present some of the most interesting tales from the collection of Hitopdesh tales. Hope our young readers will enjoy reading them.