Panchatantra Stories  
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.
Inspiration: N.Natchiyappan 
1.  A princess was born with three nipples. The king asked the astrologer what to do about it. He studied her astrological chart and pronounced that the king should never appear before his daughter, and she should be raised in a separate mansion. Without seeing the king, the girl attained maturity.

2. One blind man riding on the back of a hunchback came to the king and offered to marry the king’s daughter. The king, hearing the good news, and wanting to marry her off to anyone, announced bequeathing great wealth. The king agreed to marry the princess off to the blind man with the stipulation he should not live in his town. The blind man took the bride away.

3. The princess, the hunchback, and the blind man went away to another country. The princess did not love the blind man but loved the hunchback. Therefore, she barbecued a dead snake in the hearth and asked the blind man to fuel the fire with firewood, which the blind man did. Then, the steam from the barbecued snake struck his face, causing him clarity of vision. He saw with his eyes his wife sporting with the hunchback. The former blind man, in a rage, attacked the hunchback, threw him on his wife. His wife lost her third and the midline breast and the spine of the hunchback became straight.

4. Though the husband had the intent to cause harm, all ended well due to God’s grace.