The Amazing Raja is a book for children and their parents and for people of all ages. This is a story of a baby elephant being nurtured by a father and mother (elephant) in a small village and how the lessons taught by their parents are carried forward with joy and grace by their sweet baby elephant Raja. This book is rich with kindness, love, compassion, and service. The inspiration and close bond between parents and their children come alive in this book and how kindness of the parent to the child and the child back to the parent become the invisible thread that unite the family and the qualities of kindness, compassion and service get passed on to the next generation and the community. These unique lessons from the heart of the parents get magically transmitted with love and kindness.
In this moving story of the Amazing Raja, the reader is taken back to their own experiences of fantasy, deep caring, and joy of belonging. This mythical elephant transfers onto the reader simple yet powerful lessons that our purpose here on this planet is to co-exist in peace, to embrace all, because in the last analysis we are all equal wherever we come from, and simply to lead lives of service in this magnificent human race. The illustrations by the twelve-year-old Anese Aldairy lift the reader and places them at the scene where this poignant story unfolds.
These are life lessons that Raja got from his parents and which he brought onto the entire village where elephants and humans co-existed in perfect harmony.