Pratap Chandra elephants in India


Pratap Chandra
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Place Mayurbhanj
StateOdisha
Country India

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Pratap Chandra elephants, in Mayurbhanj, Odisha, India .


Comments / picturesMaharaja Pratap Chandra of Mayurbhanj, born 18th February 1901, dead 1968, (Maharaja 1928-1968) caught 18 elephants at Champagarh. Out of 18 elephants caught, one old cow elephant was left free. One large Tusker and one Makhna (tusk less male) died. Out of the remaining 15 elephants, five were tuskers, one a Ganesh, is a Hindu God'>Ganesh (single tusked) and nine cow elephants (Das, 1932). The speciality of this kheda operation of 1932 was that no tamed elephants were used to tie the elephants like earlier khedas.

References for records about Pratap Chandra

Recommended Citation

Koehl, Dan (2021). Pratap Chandra, Elephant Encyclopedia. Available online at https://www.elephant.se/location2.php?location_id=1443. (archived at the Wayback machine)

Sources used for this article is among others:

  • Elephants in Art, Architecture and History of Orissa, by Debabrata Swain, Conservator of Forests, Berhampur
  • Das, G.C. (1932). Mayurbhanjare hatidhara(Elephant capture in Mayurbhanj) (Inoriya). Mayurbhanj Gazette, July, 1932 issue, 5-7


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