Hindostan

Buhari, the elephant of Hindostan

Buhari, the elephant of Hindostan

SOME of us must be familiar with the poem: The Six Blind Men of Hindostan by JE Saxe. These curious blind men went to learn about the elephant. They had to “observe” the huge animal by feeling with their palms the part of the body they found themselves touching. The first one touched its side and shrieked: “bless me, the elephant is very like a wall!”