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Famed as the

                                                               author of the


           The hugely popular collection of tales, mostly animal

           fables, composed in prose and poetry, titled

           Pañcatantra. This work has had an unprecedented

           impact on early scholars as it travelled to Persia,

           Arabia, Greece, Italy, Germany and other parts of

           Europe. Through its various cross-border adaptations

           and translations as it travelled orally, the Pañcatantra

           has had a profound influence on world literature and

           remains to date the most popular work of literature

           among storytellers.

                      Many scholars suggest Kashmir as the

                                        birthplace of Viṣṇu Śarmā.
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