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The classic analysis of elephant symbolism in India remains Heinrich Zimmer's Myths and Symbols in Indian Art and Civilization, edited by Joseph Campbell (1946; reprint, Princeton, N.J., 1972), pp. 102ff. A more comprehensive discussion is presented by Jan Gonda in his Change and Continuity in Indian Religion (The Hague, 1965), pp. 90ff. On the symbolism of the elephant in Buddhism, see Alfred Foucher's La vie du Bouddha (Paris, 1948), translated by Simone B. Boas as The Life of Buddha according to the Ancient Texts and Monuments of India (Middletown, Conn., 1963), pp. 22ff. On Gaṇeśa, there is a study by Alice Getty, Gaṇeśa: A Monograph on the Elephant-Faced God, 2d ed. (New Delhi, 1971).

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