KRISHNA AND THE WHITE ELEPHANT by Ruth Philpott Collins

KRISHNA AND THE WHITE ELEPHANT

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KIRKUS REVIEW

The inhabitants of a small village in South India are shocked by their young Rajah's ambition to build an animal hospital in their town. Krishna, the potter's son, whose love for animals can be seen in the clay models he fashions for sale at the bazaar and in his struggle to save a dying white elephant, trapped in a pit, is more curious than by the Rajah's modern ideas. The fate of the white elephant concerns Krishna leeply and when the animal is mistreated by Durga, the elephant keeper in the Rajah's Krishna does his best to case the animal's suffering. Durga's treachery the animals and his ruler is soon discovered and Krishna replaces him perperently. An uncompelling, story line distinguished only by the rapport between boy and elephant. As a portrayal of modern India this can hardly compare with Almee Sommerfelt's cogent Agra (P. 732).

Pub Date: Nov. 1st, 1961
Publisher: Walck