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The Elephant-Lore of the Hindus

By: Franklin Edgerton(Author)
129 pages, no illustrations
Publisher: White Lotus
The Elephant-Lore of the Hindus
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  • The Elephant-Lore of the Hindus ISBN: 9789744801555 Paperback Feb 2010 Usually dispatched within 2-4 weeks
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A reprint from the original 1931 work, The Elephant-Lore of the Hindus is a translation of the Matanga-Lila by Nilakantha. It is the best available Sanskrit work on Elephantology. The introduction covers the significance of elephant-lore in Indian literature, both the theoretical and practical elements of the science, modern elephant-lore which covers the good and bad points of elephants, castes, catching of elephants, etc. The twelve chapters deal with the origin of elephants, favorable and unfavorable marks, longevity, determination of measurements, details of price, marks of character, kinds of musths, catching and keeping elephants, and the qualities of elephant drivers.

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By: Franklin Edgerton(Author)
129 pages, no illustrations
Publisher: White Lotus
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