Panchatantra Drawing Series, Shahram Entekhabi © 2012-13
The Panchatantra is an ancient Indian inter-related collection of animal fables in verse and prose, in a frame story format.

 
Panchatantra (کلیله و دمنه) "Challenge Your Supremacy", 2012 © Shahram Entekhabi شهرام انتخابی
Challenge Your Supremacy, 2012-13, Ball Pen Paperboard, 95 x 75 cm
Panchatantra (کلیله و دمنه) "Danger of Greed", 2012 © Shahram Entekhabi شهرام انتخابی
Danger of Greed, 2012-13, Ball Pen Paperboard, 75 x 50 cm
Panchatantra (کلیله و دمنه) "Mice and Cat" (منظومه موش و گربه)  2012 © Shahram Entekhabi شهرام انتخابی

Mush o Gorbeh (Mice and Cat), 2012-13, Ink on Paperboard, 75 x 50 cm


The Story About Mice and Cat - literally the title is Mouse and Cat - has been written around 1370 by the persian writer 'Obayd-e Zakani. The story highlights the moral dilemma of the 'supressed' who faces the problem of his own powerlessness. The mice who fight against the domination of the cats, don't simply fail because of their weakness, smallness or fear, they lose because of the cats' 'superiority' in brutality. For the mice no alternative exists.

Panchatantra (کلیله و دمنه) "The Monkey and the Turtle", Shahram Entekhabi شهرام انتخابی

The Monkey and the Turtle, 2012-13, Ball Pen Paperboard, 70 x 48 cm

Panchatantra (کلیله و دمنه) "The King Of Frogs and The Cobra", Shahram Entekhabi شهرام انتخابی
The King Of Frogs and The Cobra, 2012-13, Ball Pen Paperboard, 95 x 75 cm