To the Elephant Graveyard

To the Elephant Graveyard

Book - 2001
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On India's northeast frontier, a killer elephant is on the rampage, stalking Assam's paddy fields and murdering dozens of farmers. Local forestry officials, powerless to stop the elephant, call in one of India's last licensed elephant hunters and issue a warrant for the rogue's destruction. Reading about the ensuing hunt in a Delhi newspaper, journalist Tarquin Hall flies to Assam to investigate. To the Elephant Graveyard is the compelling account of the search for a killer elephant in the northeast corner of India, and a vivid portrait of the Khasi tribe, who live intimately with the elephants. Though it seems a world of peaceful coexistence between man and beast, Hall begins to see that the elephants are suffering, having lost their natural habitat to the destruction of the forests and modernization. Hungry, confused, and with little forest left to hide in, herds of elephants are slowly adapting to domestication, but many are resolute and furious. Often spellbinding with excitement, like "a page-turning detective tale" (Publishers Weekly), To the Elephant Graveyard is also intimate and moving, as Hall magnificently takes us on a journey to a place whose ancient ways are fast disappearing with the ever-shrinking forest.
Publisher: New York, NY : Grove Press, [2001]
Edition: 1st Grove Press pbk. ed
ISBN: 9780802138354
0802138357
Call Number: 799.2767 H147t 2001
Characteristics: viii, 260 p., [8] p. of plates : ill., map ; 23 cm

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evro66
Jul 18, 2016

It a Pulitzer prize worthy book. Too bad it didn't win any. It is even better than Tarquin Hall's Vish Puri stories.

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