Aram Bakshian Jr: ‘Ants Among Elephants: An Untouchable Family and the Making of Modern India’ book review

ANTS AMONG ELEPHANTS: AN UNTOUCHABLE FAMILY AND THE MAKING OF MODERN INDIA By Sujatha Gidla Farrar, Straus and Giroux, $28, 308 pages History is a bit like sedimentary rock. Viewed from a distance it appears solid, consistent and stable. But subject it to heavy scrutiny – and perhaps a few skeptical taps – and you discover…