பஞ்சதந்திரம் pañca-tantiram , n. pañcan +. The Tamil version of Pañca-tantra consisting of five books, viz., mittira-pētam, cukirl- lāpam, canti-vikkirakam, artta-nācam, acampirēṭciya-kārittuvam; மித்திரபேதம், சுகிர்ல்லாபம், சந்திவிக்கிரகம், அர்த்தநாசம், அசம்பிரேட்சியகாரித்து வம் என ஐம்பகுதியுடையதாய்த் தமிழில் மொழிபெயர்க் கப்பட்ட நூல்.
1. மித்திரபேதம் = mittira-pētam = Sowing discord among friends.
2. சுகிர்ல்லாபம் = cukir-l-lāpam = the acquisition of friends.
3. சந்திவிக்கிரகம் canti-vikkirakam  = Associating with a foe with a view to ruin him.
4. அர்த்தநாசம் artta-nācam  = Loss of wealth.
5. அசம்பிரேட்சியகாரித்துவம் a-campirēṭciya-kārittuvam , n. a-sam-prēkṣya-kāri-tva. Action without forethought.

Story Inspiration in Tamil by Nara Nacchiappan
By Veeraswamy Krishnaraj
A hungry fox roamed the forest for a meat meal and heard a loud sound, which brought a panic attack to the vulpine wanderer. A thought came to its mind that a bigger and fierce animal was looking for prey and that he could be a feast for its hunger before he could appease his hunger. That worried the fox to no end. And yet his curiosity got the better of him, and he steeled himself. He cocked his ears towards the sound and followed his nose-rather his ears- to the source of the sound. He reached a battleground, but there were no warriors. He rambled and discovered a war drum under the tree with low-hanging branches. The wind-swept tree branches were beating the drum, creating loud sounds. Once he saw it, he said, 'Ugh. It is only a drum! I feared so much over a mere skin-clad drum.' He was back on his search for food.