The Bookshop Guru
A book review of "Travels on my Elephant" by Mark Shand
A few years ago, I travelled to India with a friend who was a photographer to photograph the Bengal tiger in its natural habitat. We spent several weeks in the jungle tracking the elusive Bengal tiger, every day aloft in a howdah (a wooden cradle) abreast an elephant. I always had a love of animals, but spending several weeks with elephants I became more aware of this love. Part of my role was to record and write an account of our travels. I decided to seek out more information about rural India, I wanted a different perspective and by chance a found a book by Mark Shand called ‘Travels on my Elephant.’
At night avoiding the mosquitoes I started to read Mark’s book and found myself falling in love. The book is about Mark’s trek across 1600 kms of India with a female elephant called Tara. Mark’s book is a documentary of the real India and how he ended up falling in love with Tara. As I turned each page I got to know Tara and could not stop myself from feeling the same as Mark. Each day I spent with the elephants in the jungle tracking tigers my understanding of their plight became more pronounced.
I won’t tell you what happened to Tara because I think it’s up to you to find out. All I can say is that love is a many flavoured spring, it can appear and sprout from anywhere, just as it did for me each day with beautiful glimpses into the lives of these amazing animals.
Are you listening, what are you dreaming?
As Jesus said, “belief is everything.”
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