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Travels on My Elephant

Biography / Memoir

By: Mark Shand


Paperback | Nov 2012 | #198614 | ISBN-13: 9781906011697
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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. From Bhim, a drink-racked mahout, he learned the skills of elephant driving, and from his friend Aditya Patankar he learned Indian ways. This account of their epic journey is also a memorable, touching account of Tara's transformation from scrawny, beggar elephant to star attraction, and of Mark's developing love affair with elephants.

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