Honouring Global Legends: Parbati Barua, Queen of Elephants, Assam
Parbati Barua, Queen of Elephants, Assam
Parbati Baruah affectionately known as The Queen of Elephants, is the daughter of the legendary Prakhitish Chandra Baruah (Lalji) known for his knowledge and passion for elephants. She was initiated in to the field of elephant management by her father and has earned recognition by Governments across the country for her knowledge of elephant conflict management and her skills at handling both captive and wild elephants. The Assam Government appointed her the ‘Honorary Chief Elephant Warden of Assam ’and the West Bengal Government appointed her the Course Director. She is also a member of the Asian Elephants Special Group of ICUN and a Member of the ‘Man-Elephant Conflict Task Force’ of the Government of Assam.