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Kari The Elephant (Illustrated Edition)

Kari The Elephant (Illustrated Edition)

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Dhan Gopal Mukerji (1890-1936) was the first successful Indian man of letters in the United States. He studied at Duff School, the University of Calcutta, in India, Tokyo University in Japan and at the University of California, Berkeley and Stanford University in the U. S. In 1910 Dhan Gopal's family sent him to Japan to study industrial machinery. Although he was

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Dhan Gopal Mukerji (1890-1936) was the first successful Indian man of letters in the United States. He studied at Duff School, the University of Calcutta, in India, Tokyo University in Japan and at the University of California, Berkeley and Stanford University in the U. S. In 1910 Dhan Gopal's family sent him to Japan to study industrial machinery. Although he was initially fascinated with the positivistic spirit of industrialization, later he became disillusioned by the assembly line method of production. After a short stay in Japan, he boarded a ship for San Francisco, where he looked about for a way to support himself and pay for his college education, and soon lit upon writing. Financial constraints and his political radicalism made him move on to Stanford University, from where he earned a graduate degree in metaphysics in 1914. Around 1916 he wrote Rajani; or, Songs of the Night and Laila Majnu. In the 1920s, Mukerji moved to New York and began his most prolific period of writing. Amongst his other works are Sandhya: Songs of Twilight (1917), Kari the Elephant (1922) and Caste and Outcast (1923).

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781409903857
Publisher:
Dodo Press
Publication date:
04/25/2008
Pages:
64
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.15(d)
Age Range:
1 - 17 Years

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Kari, the Elephant 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
Louisie More than 1 year ago
This story has a magical quality to it.  It is a jungle adventure with a boy and an elephant.  Mukerji's other novels, such as GayNeck the Pigeon, also have this quality.  It is a pastoral and spiritual book and very engaging.  The copy I had also had wonderful black and white illustraions: very graphic and art deco, which is the time period for these novels.  
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I LOVE ELEPHANTS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I was hooked on this book. Being a fan of elephants, I was biased a bit, but the story was beautiful.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago