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 K‘ilila da Damana
(602 words)

Kilila and Damana

King Vakhtʻang VI

Date: 1710-14

Original Language: Georgian


The 18th-century K‘ilila da Damana is a translation of a well-known collection of fables about two jackals, which were first developed in India (Panchatantra) and then soon disseminated in Iran and the Arab world. Among the Persian versions of the text, the most popular was written in the second half of the 15th century by Vaiz Kashifi, entitled Anwar-e-Sohaili, a version famed for its eloquence and comp…

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Mrevlishvili, Nana, “ K‘ilila da Damana”, in: Christian-Muslim Relations 1500 - 1900, General Editor David Thomas. Consulted online on 05 July 2020 <>

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