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ISBN: 0871138174
Author: Tarquin Hall
Language: English
Publisher: Atlantic Monthly Pr; First Edition edition (September 30, 2000)
Pages: 240
Category: Asia
Subcategory: Travels
Rating: 4.3
Votes: 609
Size Fb2: 1375 kb
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To The Elephant Graveyard book. The trail of hunting a rogue elephant captured beautifully by Tarquin Hall as a news reporter.

To The Elephant Graveyard book. Reads like a fiction, and feels like you are living among the elephant squad, absorbing the Assamese culture via related experience.

I have read all of Tarquin Hall's books from this one on. I enjoyed his book about a year in London and I enjoyed all of his mysteries and think it's about time for a new book to appear.

Only 5 left in stock (more on the way). I have read all of Tarquin Hall's books from this one on.

Tarquin Hal. ntroduces us to the darker side of the Asian elephant. It is more of a thriller than a straightforward travel book, and the writing is insightful and sensitive. Simon & Schuster 1230 Avenue of the Americas New York NY 10020 USA. Simon & Schuster. Random House 20 Vauxhall Bridge Road London SW1V 2SA UK. Random House.

Tarquin Hall United Kingdom, 1969 To the Elephant Graveyard 2000, EN, India, 78566 words On India’s North-East frontier, a killer elephant is on the rampage. Stalking Assam’s paddy. United Kingdom, 1969. To the Elephant Graveyard. 2000, EN, India, 78566 words. On India’s North-East frontier, a killer elephant is on the rampage.

Tarquin Hall is a British writer and Journalist.

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. Tarquin Hall is a British writer and Journalist. He was born in London in 1969 and has livied in the United States, Pakistan, India, Kenya and Turkey, and traveled extensively in Africa, the Middle East and South Asia.

To the Elephant Graveyard' is a truly brilliant travel book. It's unlike anything in the genre I have read before

To the Elephant Graveyard' is a truly brilliant travel book. It's unlike anything in the genre I have read before. It fuses the hunt for a rogue elephant with touching and vivid travel writing, taking the reader on a gripping journey through North East India, a part of the country in turmoil. Hall's unassuming insight and his powerful narrative voice makes this a real page turned. I cannot recommend this book enough. Adventurous and touching! Published by Thriftbooks. com User, 18 years ago.

2006 : USA Paperback.

To the Elephant Graveyard. Stalking Assam’s paddy fields, he has murdered dozens of farmers, crushing their bodies and mutilating them

To the Elephant Graveyard. Stalking Assam’s paddy fields, he has murdered dozens of farmers, crushing their bodies and mutilating them. Local forestry officers, powerless to stop him, issue a warrant for the rogue’s destruction and call in the one man equipped to bring an end to the killing. Local authorities call in one of India’s last licensed elephant killers. Reading about the ensuing hunt in a Delhi newspaper, Tarquin Hall flies to Assam to investigate.

Hall's books have received wide acclaim in the British press, as did To the Elephant Graveyard and Salaam Brick Lane, about . Hall, Tarquin (1996). Mercenaries, Missionaries and Misfits: Adventures of an Under-age Journalist.

Hall's books have received wide acclaim in the British press, as did To the Elephant Graveyard and Salaam Brick Lane, about Brick Lane In 2009, Hall published his first mystery novel The Case of the Missing Servant, introducing the fictional Punjabi character Vish Puri, India's Most Private Investigator.

Author: Tarquin Hall. A marvelous evocation of the entwined lives of man and beast, this colorful adventure story of the hunt for a killer elephant takes place in the remote Indian countryside. Street Date: August 6, 2001. Great travel writing. A must for anyone who thought intrepid adventure was a thing of the past". If the item details above aren’t accurate or complete, we want to know about it. Report incorrect product info.

An account of life among the Khasi tribe in a remote region of India describes a people whose culture is intimately bound to the area's elephants, but this peaceful coexistence is endangered by a killer elephant on the rampage unless a hunt can find and destroy the animal.

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Yanki
Riding on a hunt in India's Assam Province after a rogue elephant stalking all things to do with the local booze: grain fields & sacks, fermentation vats & its drinkers.

As a child reader raised by the last generation of the British Empire who held sway over India, the legend of The Elephant Graveyard was passed down to me, perhaps thru Kipling's tales & Tarquin Hall is a worthy descendant!

When he was a New Delhi AP reporter, he learns that India's great Elephant Whisperer, Mr. P. C. Choudhury, will be hunting a man-killer, & like all young chaps full of piss & vinegar wheedles an invite.

As he gets to know & is accepted into an elite group of mahouts & rides their elephants, he pesters everyone with questions, rather like those blood-sucking mosquitoes, to which I had some negativity until it dawned on me (Duh!) it's how he prods people into talking... which they eventually do, & the results are equal parts fascinating, hilarious & everso sad.

As a reporter he feels bounds to record the current dire straits of India's elephant population as humans crowd them into smaller forest lands, curtailing their life style & migrations, as well as recounting how the babies are culled from wild herds to be raised for work & festivals + the state of State Reserves & the officers who guard against poaching.

The awe & wisdom of those who live with & respect these amazing creatures is evident throughout, even unto the hunters of those driven mad by bad men, as we become privy to wonderful legends & insights into elephant lore.

Tarquin Hall has a way with words, & many of 'em will expand your vocabulary , an eye for beauty & a willingness to listen thus producing an absorbing & fun read that's worth a place in any library.

While TO THE ELEPHANT GRAVEYARD is a bit of a throw back yarn & comes with B&W snapshots, it is definitely a ReReader!

Now I'm off to start his series re: India's Most Private Investigator The Case of the Missing Servant: From the Files of Vish Puri
Loni
This book is about more than the hunting and killing of a rogue elephant. Hall uses his trek through Assam to expound on Assamese culture and the adverse effects of colonialism and the tea trade, the ongoing depredation of the rainforest, endless political conflict and corruption in India, and the fragile relationship between tame Asian elephants and their handlers...among other things. It is as much about the death of a way of life as it is about pachyderms.

Although he is surprisingly obtuse on occasion, and perhaps not always the most likable fellow, Hall is an adept writer. His visual descriptions are especially skilled, but he doesn't leave out the sounds, the smells, or the feel of things on his skin. He shows restraint in not make himself the center of the story. This is, thankfully, neither a tale of personal epiphany nor a self-aggrandizing "Adventures in Assam" travel book. Hall was invited on the elephant hunt as a journalist, and he strays little from that role. I forgave him the odd grumble or whine.

The author does drop a few racially insensitive comments (saying, for instance, that one fellow looks like an American Indian without the warpaint), which may rankle some readers. I found, too, a clumsy error that the editor should have axed. But given that I am unlikely to see Assam myself, I was happy to travel for a time with Hall on the back of an elephant, even though the picture he paints of that part of the world is a sad one. We need to know these things.

(For the sensitive: I am a vegetarian animal advocate, and so was initially reluctant to read a book about a man executing a rogue elephant. I'm glad to report that the killing is handled with dignity and regret. The elephant is mourned. What I do have trouble with is Hall's uncritical-- and incomplete -- telling of how wild elephants were traditionally caught and "tamed". It is a horribly cruel business, involving chaining the animal to a stump and withholding food and water to "break" him. To go into this more would be to spoil the arc of the story, but suffice it to say from my perspective the mahout-elephant relationship is tainted. Hall takes a different view.

There is one photo in the book that I found extremly disturbing. It shows the hunting group posing -- with their tame elephants-- behind the dead rogue. One of the tame elephants is reaching its trunk over to investigate the head of its dead bretheren. It says something about Hall that this is not mentioned in the caption.)
Walianirv
I know very little about the Assam area of India and very little about Indian elephants. But, I found this book fascinating and think it's extremely well written--especially if it's true that Tarquin Hall was 23 when he wrote it.

This is a book about the hunt for a rogue elephant who had been on a people killing rampage. While you follow this hunt you learn about the trained elephants in this region of India and the people who train them. And, you learn about the sad things that are endangering the wild elephants. This book was written 14 years ago so I imagine things are worse for the giant beasts.

I have read all of Tarquin Hall's books from this one on. I enjoyed his book about a year in London and I enjoyed all of his mysteries and think it's about time for a new book to appear.
Wnex
I'm a little surprised by the person who thought this book condescending towards the Assamese; I found it anything but. I think Hall did an excellent job of melding what is essentially an action tale - the hunting of a rogue-elephant in Assam in northeast India - with an awareness of the tragic consequences of overpopulation and the Indian government's lack of a coherent conservation program for the elephants. The portraits of the people of this area were spot-on, I've lived there and can vouch for that. I also enjoyed very much Hall's depiction of the mixture of religion and superstition in the area. If you want a Disney-channel tale of cute animals, don't read this book. If you want an engaging travelogue/adventure story played out against the background of the elephants struggling to hold on to what little natural environment they have left, and the ongoing tragedy of their loss of habitat, plus the extraordinary efforts of the local game wardens and elephant mahouts to protect these animals, then by all means read this book!

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