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Travels on My Elephant (Hardcover, Reissue)
Travels on My Elephant (Hardcover, Reissue): Mark Shand

Travels on My Elephant (Hardcover, Reissue)

Mark Shand

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For Mark Shand, there is no better way to see India than from the howdah of an Indian elephant. Before he set off on his 1000 kilometre journey, Tara was a scrawny 33-year-old begging elephant and by the time they reached the Sonepur Mela (the world's oldest elephant market) she had been transformed through tender loving care into a star attraction. Everywhere they went - into communities that had not changed in millennia or along new arterial roads where trans-continental juggernauts thundered past - the Western mahout, trained by Tara's minder, and his five eccentric Indian companions drew inquisitive crowds. Yet there was an inward as well as an outward journey. Merely arriving was not the end of the story and finding a good home for Tara was to present the greatest challenge of all.;To his account of the trials and tribulations of life on the road he brings view of the oldest partnership between man and animal and reflects on the 4,000-year history of the culture in which the elephant has such a special place.


Imprint: Jonathan Cape
Country of origin: United Kingdom
Release date: February 1991
Authors: Mark Shand
Dimensions: 242 x 165mm (L x W)
Format: Hardcover
Pages: 224
Edition: Reissue
ISBN-13: 978-0-224-02631-4
Categories: Books > Sport & Leisure > Travel & holiday
Books > Sport & Leisure > Travel & holiday > Travel writing
Books > Sport & Leisure > Travel & holiday > Travel writing > General
Books > Travel > Travel writing
Books > Travel > Travel writing > General
LSN: 0-224-02631-3
Barcode: 9780224026314

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