The latest edition of the magazine, titled Why not Make an Elephant Out of This?
(with a foreword by Raju Gopal), is a celebration of Indian heritage.
While the magazine is about “living with an elephant”, it also looks at the past, present and future of elephants and elephants in general.
The first issue, published in February, celebrates the life and work of elephant keeper Rama Dasgupta and the life of the animal, elephant-hunter-turned-writer Gopal Dasgupt.
The second issue, also published in March, looks at elephant-hunting, the history of elephants in the world and its conservation.
There is also a discussion about the conservation of the elephant.
The magazine, edited by Rajan Bhatia and written by the former editor of The Hindu, is one of the most important voices in the country on the issues that matter to the country.
“The lionisation of elephants is not new,” the editor says in the foreword.
“Eagles and rhinos were once thought of as beasts.
We were given a lot of pride.
The word ‘elephant’ was only coined by the British, and only after that, by the French and the Romans.
We are proud of our heritage, but we have been given no reason to celebrate our heritage.
We must take pride in our animals, and the fact that elephants are our ancestors is a national treasure.”
The magazine also touches on the history and conservation of elephants.
“We are not a nation of lions and tigers, of elephants who run rampant across the land,” the editors say.
“Elephants have been a part of Indian culture for a long time.
It is time that the pride in elephants is re-asserted.
We should celebrate elephants as we celebrate the lives of our ancestors.”
The elephant in the magazine has been spotted in Mumbai’s famous Chitral Elephant Park, a conservation sanctuary and national park.
The park, which was started in 1958, is home to about 1,200 wild elephants.
The animal’s habitat is vast and there are at least 400,000 wild elephants living in the park, the magazine says.
The animals are protected under India’s National Animal Protection Act.
It comes under Section 9(2) of the Act, which provides that an animal can be kept in captivity if it is protected under Section 8(3) of that Act.
The act also says that wild elephants can be killed only by a licensed veterinarian.