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Food, Ritual and Interspecies Intimacy in the Chitwan Elephant Stables

Photo essay in volume 2, issue 2 of The South Asianist, an open access journal produced by the Centre for South Asian Studies at the University of Edinburgh. Developed from a photographic exhibition at the University of Canterbury in October 2012, this essay documents feeding practices and sacrificial rituals at the government elephant stables in Chitwan, Nepal.

10.Paras Gaj returns to his consecrated post

See: South Asianist photo-essay


Man and Beast- Nepal can be proud of its Tharu elephant handlers

2006 article from the Nepali TimesĀ  by Piers Locke


Documentary film ‘Servants of Ganesh’ reviewed in Humanimalia by Nigel Rothfels

Review of ethnographic documentary about captive elephant management in Chitwan, Nepal. Directed by Mark Dugas.


Chitwan Elephant Stables Photo Gallery

A series of photographs from Piers Locke’s ethnographic research in Chitwan, Nepal, 2003-4

Misty Winter Morning at the Khorsor Elephant Breeding Center

Misty Winter Morning at the Khorsor Elephant Breeding Center