Balarama's Story (Paperback)

An Elephant's Journey

By D. K. Bhaskar, Alladi Jayasri, Yathi Siddakatte (Illustrator)

Peppertree Press, 9781614936022, 110pp.

Publication Date: July 26, 2018

List Price: 35.00*
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Description

Elephants have long been a part of India's culture, religion and the natural environment. Elephants are a "mammoth" presence in India's mythology, and folklore. The divinity in elephants is worshipped in the form of the elephant-headed god, Ganesha. However, it is also true that this gentle giant is now an endangered animal. "Balarama's Story" is the biography of an elephant that was uprooted from its natural home in the forest to later attain iconic status as a "royal elephant" in Dasara festival of the once Royal Mysore. Follow the tale of Balarama in this captivating narration, and learn about the private lives of elephants in the forest and why elephants matter to mankind.