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Structures of use: caturaṅga, vāhana, vyūha

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/9780226264530.003.0003
Subject:
History, Asian History

Elephants were fitted into, and altered, existing structures of use. The threefold Indian army (foot soldiers, chariots, cavalry) now acquired an elephant corps and became fourfold (caturaṅga); ... More


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