Human-wildlife conflict and mental health issues3 min read . Updated: 27 Aug 2016, 01:12 AM IST
Given that incidents of human-wildlife conflict occur in large numbers across India, its impact on mental well-being of victims has largely been peripheral to conservation discourse
In rural Chhattisgarh, I met a young farmer who was mourning the loss of his mother. She had been trampled in the dead of night by a crop-raiding elephant. And yet, ironically, this farmer starts his day by offering prayers to the elephant god Ganesha, known locally as Gajah.
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