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The Great Indian Elephant Book

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ISBN 10: 0195648927 / ISBN 13: 9780195648928
Published by Oxford University Press, 2000
Used Condition: Acceptable Hardcover
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Title: The Great Indian Elephant Book

Publisher: Oxford University Press

Publication Date: 2000

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Acceptable

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For centuries, elephants have been a source of wonder, fear, and fascination to man. While depiction of the elephant in art, sculpture and literature goes far back in time, this anthology focuses on the nineteenth century when the British Empire was on the ascendant in India, Burma and Sri Lanka, and colonial rulers began using the elephant in war and for transport, even as they were hunting it. This comprehensive collection includes excellent descriptions of these intelligent and sagacious animals in the wild, with rare insight into elephant behavior, anatomy and haunts, as well as the odd apocryphal story about them: is there really an elephant graveyard in Sri Lanka? Do elephants have extraordinary memories? Did a man-eating elephant actually exist? The book contains accounts by leading elephant-men--from Champion and sanderson to Samuel Baker and Symington--all from works no longer readily available. With fascinating photographs and drawings, this is an informative and delightful collection.

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Dhriti Kanta Lahiri Choudhury is at Rabindra Bharati University, Calcutta.

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