E14 : Nehru's Gift Of An Elephant To Japan

A Century Of Stories

Nov 13 2023 • 10 mins

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In this episode, Kunal unfolds a poignant chapter in history - Tokyo's beloved elephants during World War II and India's heartwarming response. Explore the distressing order to euthanize these gentle giants, the years-long campaign by Japanese children through heartfelt letters, and the compassionate gesture from India.

Discover the journey of Indira, the chosen elephant, symbolizing hope and goodwill. Nehru's heartfelt message accompanies her, fostering a lasting bond between India and Japan. This episode showcases India's broader gestures of goodwill to Berlin and Canada, emphasizing a commitment to global connections.

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