Author: Kalil and Dimmna
Publisher: Kazi Publications (Chicago)
Pages: 172 Binding:
Description from the publisher:
This series of stories for young adults is to encourage young people to turn to an important literary heritage. This series is recommended for children 13-18 years old although the stories can be read to younger children. The stories here are adapted from the writtings of Rumi. Other books in this series include: Saadi Stories for Young Adults, Attar Stories for Young Adults, and Rumi Stories for Young Adults.
A masterpiece of Persian literature in its most elaborate style, it was written in Sanskrit over 2500 years ago and translated from Sanskrit to Pahlavi to Arabic and, finally in 1144 C.E. to Persian which is the basis of this English translation. The names Kalilah and Dimnah are the names of two jackals who are advisors to the lion king. It is also believed that these stories formed the basis for Aesop's Fables.