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North India, South India, Sri Lanka

Thomas R. Trautmann

in Elephants and Kings: An Environmental History

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780226264226
eISBN:
9780226264530
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226264530.003.0005
Subject:
History, Asian History

The institution of the war elephant, and the ideal of the fourfold army containing them, spread across North India and was normative by 500 BCE. Soon after it spread to South India and Sri Lanka. The ... More


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