Hitopadesha [sanskrit]

8,857 words

Summary: The Sanskrit edition of the Hitopadesha referencing the English translation and grammatical analysis. Written by Narayana in the 8th century, the Hitopadesha represents a collection of short stories involving human and animal characters, instructing the reader on basic ancient Indian moral values and ethical conduct.

Alternative titles: हितोपदेशः, Hitopadeśa, Hitopadesa.

Contents of this online book ( + / - )

The full text of the Hitopadesha [sanskrit] is available here and publically accesible (free to read online). Of course, I would always recommend buying the book so you get the latest edition. You can see all this book’s content by visiting the pages in the below index:

For a compact overview of all verses, see the sitemap.

Other print editions:

Also see the following print editions of the Sanskrit text or (alternative) English translations of the Hitopadesha Hitopadesha [sanskrit]

Cover of edition (1997)

The Hitopadesa of Sri Narayana Pandita
by Satya Narayana dasa (1997)

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Cover of edition (2015)

The Hitopadesa of Narayana
by M. R. Kale (2015)

Edited with A Sanskrit Commentary "Marma-Prakasika" and Notes in English; 9788120806023; Published by Motilal Banarsidass Publishers Pvt. Ltd.

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Cover of Gujarati edition

Hitopadesa (in Gujarati)
by Dr. Narayan M. Kansara (2007)

[હિતોપદેશ]—[ડો. નારાયણ એમ. કંસારા] Sanskrit Text With Gujarati Translation; Published by Saraswati Pustak Bhandar, Ahmedabad

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