Elephant story

Print edition : October 30, 2015

Lead elephant, Arjuna, carrying the 750-kilogram golden howdah from the Mysuru Palace premises during the Dasara procession. Elephants were a standard asset of Indian rulers. Photo: M.A. Sriram

Thomas R. Trautmann.

A herd of elephants marching across the fields at Shoolagiri in Hosur. The problem of man-elephant encounters has given rise to anti-conservation voices. Photo: N. Bashkaran

The insights and information provided in the book are of immense value in understanding the Asiatic elephant better and in planning conservation strategies.
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