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In her latest novel, writer Tania James explores the ivory trade in South India and the use of live elephants in everything from worship to entertainment. Through the eyes of a poacher, a filmmaker and an infamous elephant known as “Gravedigger,” the author examines the complex relationships humans have with these unique animals, which are revered, feared and coveted. We talk with James about why elephants mesmerize people around the globe, and the nuances that make human relationships with them so complex.
- Tania James Author, "The Tusk that Did the Damage"
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