Ep. 01 The Age of the War-Elephant — IVM Podcasts - Indian Podcasts for you to listen to

There is no military doctrine so uniquely Indian as the use of the war-elephant. These magnificent animals dominated Indian battlefields for over two thousand years, and Indian war-elephants fought as far afield as Greece, Africa, and Southeast Asia. But how were they actually used in battle? What were their weaknesses? How were they trained, what did they eat, how were they decorated? What do they tell us about the military culture and geopolitics of medieval India? Anirudh and Aditya dissect one of the most unique battles in South Indian history - the Battle of Koppam in the Chola-Chalukya Wars, 1054 CE - in search of answers. https://ivmpodcasts.com/yuddha-episode-list/2020/2/12/ep-01-the-age-of-the-war-elephant