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Kari the Elephant (Version 2)

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Kari the Elephant (Version 2) by Dhan Gopal Mukerji is a heartwarming and enlightening story that follows the journey of a young elephant named Kari. The author beautifully captures the bond between Kari and his caretaker, Subha, as they navigate through various challenges and adventures together.

Mukerji's descriptive writing style transports readers to the lush forests of India, where Kari and Subha face both natural dangers and human obstacles. The author's deep understanding of Indian culture and traditions shines through in the narrative, adding depth and authenticity to the story.

One of the most poignant aspects of the book is the theme of respect for all living creatures, as seen through Kari's interactions with other animals and humans. The message of compassion and empathy resonates throughout the story, making it a valuable read for readers of all ages.

Overall, Kari the Elephant (Version 2) is a touching tale that celebrates the bonds of friendship, the beauty of nature, and the importance of treating all beings with kindness. Mukerji's expert storytelling and rich character development make this book a memorable and thought-provoking read.

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Kari the Elephant is a 1922 work by Dhan Gopal Mukerji. The book is the first among those written in English by an Indian author in the category of children's literature. Kari the Elephant is a bildungsroman narrative that unravels the relationship shared by the protagonist boy and Kari the elephant and the adventures the boy, along with Kari and Kope, the pet monkey go through living by the edge of the forest is quite mesmerizing. Their relationship grows stronger with each adventure and their lives defy the boundaries between human and animal society. Set in a colonial Indian village, the treatment of nature and natural life along with the infiltration of capitalist mindset runs as a background to this narrative that eventually endangers this unique relationship the boy and Kari share.

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Reviewer: - March 9, 2021
Subject: English Literature
Very interesting book

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