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Elephants in Thailand Volume 1: Mahouts and their Cultures Today

Author :  Joachim Schliesinger

Product Details

  • Country Thailand
  • Publisher White Lotus Press, Thailand
  • ISBN9789744801586
  • FormatPaperBack
  • LanguageEnglish
  • Year of Publication2009
  • Bib. Infoxvii. 182p. ; 21cm.
  • Product Weight350 gms.
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Elephants in Thailand – Mahouts and their Cultures Today is the first of two volumes about Thai elephants. This volume portrays the plight of wild and domesticated elephants in modern Thailand. It shows how domesticated elephants are employed both in the timber industry and in the many elephant camps for tourists around the country. It describes in detail the distinct elephant-keeping traditions of the various ethnic groups in the country that have an association with elephants, namely the Tai-speaking Thai (Central Thai), Southern Thai, Yuan Tai Yai (Shan), Tai Lue, Tai Yong, Tai Khoen, Lao Isan, Khorat Thai and Phuan; the Mon-Khmer-speaking Khmer, Kui, Mon, Khamu, Mpi and Lawap; as well the Sino-Tibetan-speaking Karen.

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