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6 Cool Things I Learned Writing Ether & Elephants

By Cindy Spencer Pape, author of ETHER & ELEPHANTS I love doing research for my stories. I’m always learning something new, and Ether & Elephants was no exception. There were so many things I didn’t know about Victorian India! During the Victorian era, Calcutta (now Kolkata) was the capital of The Indian Empire, which went all the way from Afghanistan to Thailand. Indian elephants are smaller and easier to train than African elephants. They also have smaller ears and tusks. Rubies and sapphires are the same mineral, corundum. Only the … Continue reading »