Queen of the Elephants

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Vintage, 1996 - Asiatic elephant - 193 pages
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Mark Shand trekked 300 miles across East Benghal and Assam on the back of an elephant with Parbato Barua, the foremost and only female elephant trainer in all India. This book describes the experiences shared during this remarkable journey - joining a government 'elephant squad' together with local villagers to chase a band of wild elephants off a tea estate, and making a stop at Parbati's ancestral home, now a virtual shrine to her father's lifelong work with elephants. The importance of this ancient knowledge becomes clear: if not preserved, the Asian elephant stands an even greater chance of disappearing altogether.

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User Review  - Kim Stallwood - Goodreads

Different from the prequel, Travels On My Elephant, and not as good as but nevertheless an interesting and worthwhile read. Different in that in the first the author's focus on his relationship with ... Read full review

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User Review  - Magda - Goodreads

had to read it because of "travels on my elephant", but... not as good. Read full review


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An explorer and a travel writer who worked at Sotheby's, completed the London-Sydney motor race and searched for head-hunting tribes in Indonesia.

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