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Journeys of Discovery: The story of Balarama the Indian elephant

Bhaskar Krishnamurthy

Join correspondent Tom Wilmer as he voices Balarama, an Indian elephant in Bhaskar Khrisnamurthy’s award-winning children’s book, "Balarama’s Story: An Elephant’s Journey." 

Elephants have long been an intrinsic element in India's mythology and folklore. "Balarama’s Story" is the biography of an elephant uprooted from his natural home in the forest, who subsequently attains mythic status as a royal elephant in India’s Dasara Festival. The book is included in school curriculums in India, the United States and the United Kingdom.  

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Tom Wilmer produces on-air content for Issues & Ideas airing over KCBX and is producer and host of the six-time Lowell Thomas award-winning NPR podcast Journeys of Discovery with Tom Wilmer. Recorded live on-location across America and around the world, the podcasts feature the arts, culture, music, nature, history, science, wine & spirits, brewpubs, and the culinary arts--everything from baseball to exploring South Pacific atolls to interviewing the real Santa Claus in the Arctic.
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