Tamed Wild Tuskers
Senthil Kumaran’s Tamed Wild Tuskers explores the intimate yet complex relationship that the Kurumba tribe members share with the Asiatic elephants in southern India. Here, both humans and animals live in zones of conflict which have risen out of the country’s rapid development programs and growing human population. The resulting loss of forest habitat has given rise to increased clash between wildlife and humans. The Kurumbas have been key to the de-escalation of animal-human conflict and poaching in the region.