Santhini Govindan s Panchtantra Ke Moti is a collection of stories in Hindi that teach values and morals. They were animal fables and were composed mostly as verses. Summary of the book Panchatantra means Five Principles or Techniques and is a collection of ancient Indian stories, originally composed in Sanskrit. In the book, the story is usually narrated by one character to another. And although the stories are simple in nature, they carry profound moral messages in them. The soulful tales could help in inflicting better way of thinking in readers, both adults and children. Panchatantra stories have been translated into many different languages and this book is in Hindi. The fables are known to induce in the readers a wise way of conduct. About Santhini Govindan Santhini Govindan is an Indian award winning writer, author of children s literature in English. She has written more than 30 books for children. She has also authored A Tale of Tuffy Turtle, which won a prize in the National Competition for writers of children s books, It happened 5000 years ago, Asoka s Diary and The Magical Maratha among other books.