Tara Arts presents Tara Tales, a new series of online storytime, bringing to life famous Indian fables from The Panchatantra .

Performed by Nitin Ganatra (EastEnders), Medhavi Patel (Kidulthood), and Sita Thomas (Channel 5’s Milkshake!), Tara Tales is a new free educational service that features stories from The Panchatantra, an ancient collection of Indian fable stories.

Having been originally written in sanskrit, the stories have been newly adapted by Carmen Gaur. Readings of The Monkey King and the Mangoes performed by Medhavi Patel, The Donkey and the Rooster performed by Nitin Ganatra and The Loyal Mongoose performed by Sita Thomas are available to watch through the Tara Arts website now.

The Panchatantra is an ancient collection of Indian animal fables, believed to have originated more than 2500 years ago by Vishnu Sharma to educate and entertain the children of the Indian Royal family. Each of the readings of the stories have been performed and filmed during lockdown for audiences in the UK and are also accessible worldwide.

Details of more readings of the stories will be announced in due course.

To watch the readings visit: https://www.tara-arts.com/