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Knatchbull, Wyndham: Kalila and Dimna. v1. 8 Nov 2012
Kalila and Dimna is a collection of ancient Indian animal fables, the Panchatantra, which was translated into Arabic in 750 CE by Persian scholar Abdullah Ibn al-Muqaffa.
According to many scholars, al-Muqaffa didn't merely translate the book, but also used it to express his own political views.
Unfortunately, this English translation of al-Muqaffa's translation is more than 200 years old and the Reverend Wyndham Knatchbull seems to have slightly bowdlerized some of the stories.
You might like this book if you like fables and metaphors*. For example:
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