The fables " Kalila and Dimna " are more famous in East than the fables of La Fontaine in France. The french fabulist mentions that he found his inspiration for most of his fables in the indian fables of "Bidpay", the other name of the fables "Kalila and Dimna ". "Bidpay" were composed in India in Sanskrit about II - III centuries.These fables, of indian origin, had been translated first into Pahlavi, the persian language, in VI c., then into Arabic by Ibn al-Muqaffa towards 757, again into Persian in XII c. and at last had been rewrited by Vaez Kashefi in XV c.
Christine Van Ruymbeke consideres that Vaez Kashefi, by eliminating a certain number of additions in Ibn al-Muqaffa 's version, returns to the original sources of the text. Morality disappears to make room for true lessons of political education for the use of the prince. These fables teach to how to do for keeping the power even if it means using the sliest methods.