Painted Fables

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Painted Fables: The Panchatantra interpreted through Art - Curatorial Note

Sethi, Dr. Ritu


Why choose the Panchatantra as a theme for an exhibition of art? What is contemporary about a collection of animal fables that is over 2000 years old? 

Visnusarma, its author and renowned sage speaks to us over the ages to tell us why:

Whosoever learns this work by heart,

Or through the story-tellers art,

Will never face defeat

Even if his foe

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