In Rajasthan, the game of kings is an aspirational recreation—for queens, rich tourists and poor
mahouts alike. But riding a horse is not a skill that can be hired for a day, and therefore there’s also chauffeured polo, atop elephants and camels.
Call this a far-fetched analogy if you will, but I am given to believe that the Indian penchant for all things ‘phoren’ stretches beyond the realm of human existence to the world of flora and fauna as well.
Ram Madhav is a member of the National Executive of RSS and a founding member of the governing council of India Foundation. He is the author of, among other titles, Partitioned Freedom and The Hindutva Paradigm