In Indian culture, the elephant is everywhere. That is something you will enjoyably discover when you get there. But the behemothic beast’s anatomy is also used as a metaphor to encapsulate the delightful truth of contemporary India: that in terms of the human journey, it is a country with its tail in the distant past and its trunk in the future.
The implication is that through the country’s vast bulk hums a timeline connecting two extremes. Indeed, microscopic tribal communities on remote Indian islands in the Bay of Bengal follow primitive ways of life, while scientists on the mainland move steadily closer to landing a probe on Mars. Adya’s Indian journeys traverse the fascinating landscape lying between the elephant’s trunk and tail, slowly and immersively walking you through the swirl of colorful mist that whispers a billion stories.