Travels On My Elephant

Shand, Mark

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With the help of a Maratha nobleman, Mark Shand bought an Indian elephant, Tara, whom he rode over 600 miles to the world’s oldest elephant market, the Sonepur Mela. This account of their journey is also a touching account of Tara’s transformation from scrawny, beggar elephant to star attraction.

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Publish Date: 15/11/2012
ISBN: 9781906011697 Category: Tag:

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With the help of a Maratha nobleman, Mark Shand buys an elephant named Tara and rides her over six hundred miles across India to the Sonepur Mela, the worldÆs oldest elephant market. – – From Bhim, a drink-racked mahout, Shand learned to ride and care for her. From his friend Aditya Patankar he learned Indian ways. And with Tara, his new companion, he fell in love. Travels on my Elephant is the story of their epic journey across India, from packed highways to dusty back roads where communities were unchanged for millennia. – – It is also a memorable, touching account of TaraÆs transformation from scrawny beggar elephant to star attraction, and of the romance that developed between her and her owner Mark Shand. For what began as an adventurous whim has developed, decades later, into a life of campaigning to provide vital migratory corridors for these magnificent creatures whose habitat is under constant assault from man.

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Weight 268 g
Dimensions 215 × 135 × 15 mm
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Imprint

Cover

Paperback

Pages

206

Language

English

Edition

New Edition

Dewey

915.40452 (edition:23)

Readership

General – Trade / Code: K