The Arabian Nights and the Panchatantra have both been studied from various perspectives. Both contain a large number of stories under one umbrella or frame-story, and the umbrella-story of each work has remained more stable through the ages than the set of stories contained within. This article is a comparative study of the two umbrella-stories, both of which have an identity independent of the stories they shelter. The comparative study proceeds from the observation that the structures of the two frame-stories are strikingly similar, though composed of completely different elements.
Naithani, Sadhana. "The Teacher and the Taught: Structures and Meaning in the Arabian Nights and the Panchatantra." Marvels & Tales 18.2 (2004). Web. <http://digitalcommons.wayne.edu/marvels/vol18/iss2/9>.