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Book review: ‘Kalila and Dimna: Fables of Friendship and Betrayal’ by Ramsay Wood



A must-read for anyone who is involved in any sort of person management.

This book consists of a collection of inter-linked short stories. All of the stories have some sort of lesson for the reader.

The lessons tend mainly to be relating to power and leadership.

These stories were written over 2000 yrs ago and this version by Ramsay Wood is the first new compendium in English since 1570.

These tales have been translated everywhere from Ethiopia to China.

This book is written in clear, concise language. I found the tales to be quite intriguing and I have taken away quite a few lessons my self.

I highly recommend this book as useful reading for any one involved in person management on a day-to-day basis.

Dr Khaimraj Singh is a GP in Doncaster