Panchatantra (पञ्चतन्त्र ) is an ancient Indian Sanskrit text of interrelated animal fables. It was written by Vishnusharma ( विष्णु शर्मा )
Book is divided into five parts, each part contains a main story, called the frame story, which in turn contains several stories, as one character narrates a story to another.
The five parts ( तन्त्र ) of the book are :
1. Mitra-bheda (मित्रभेद ) – The loss of friends
2. Mitra-lābha (मित्रलाभ ) – The winning of friends
3. Kākolūkīyam (काकोलुकीयम् ) – The story of the crows and the owls
4. Labdhapraṇāśam (लब्धप्रणाश ) – On Losing What You have Gained
5. Aparīkṣitakārakaṃ (अपरीक्षित कारक) – effects of hasty actions
Panchatantra is the best books to teach how to deal with people in life and to learn moral values as each story has a hidden moral.