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The elephant-donating warrior
May 27, 2014 10:34 PM   Subscribe

Who is Krishnokanto Gojdani and what is his story?

My family found a new ancestor of ours (my great*4-grandfather) named Krishnokanto Gojdani. According to my parents, he was a Hindu warrior who converted to Islam, and the "gojdani" is because he was known for donating golden elephant statues to poor people.

I tried looking him up but couldn't get anything. I might be spelling his name a little off. Who is he, and what's the deal with the golden elephants?
posted by divabat to Grab Bag (2 answers total)
 
http://books.google.com/books?id=zpVUKSilrFYC&pg=PA368&lpg=PA368&dq=gajdani&source=bl&ots=jg1ex9rtvG&sig=geRYLsYAAUOgbE-DU-OvbQ4Bka8&hl=en&sa=X&ei=3o-FU4mRDM75oAS3j4LwBQ&ved=0CDoQ6AEwAw#v=onepage&q=gajdani&f=false

But the first name is not the same. The right spelling would be "gaj" for an elephant.
posted by hariya at 12:29 AM on May 28 [2 favorites]


Huh, I wonder if that's the same guy (searching Gojdani also brought me someone else from Bengal with a subtly different story). Thank you!
posted by divabat at 5:16 PM on June 3


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