About Panchatantra: Panchatantra (Five Chapters) in Sanskrit is perhaps the oldest collection of stories in the world. The original text of the Panchatantra in Sanskrit was written about 200 BC by a great Hindi scholar, Pandit Vishnu Sharma. Some of the tales themselves must be much older, their origin going back to the period of the Vedas and the Upanishads (1500 BC to 500 BC). In course of time, travelers carried these stories to Persia and Arabia and finally, through Greece, to Europe. The Panchatantra has been translated into over 50 languages.