Who wrote this text?
“In the country of ‘the lord of elephants’ the people are quick and enthusiastic, and entirely given to learning. They cultivate especially magical arts. They wear a robe thrown across them, with their right shoulder bare; their hair is done up in a ball on the top, and left undressed on the four sides. Their various tribes occupy different towns; their houses are built stage over stage.”
Lam, Kitty. "Silk Road Traveler Identity Quest: Text." (2015). https://digitalcommons.imsa.edu/cultural_contact/4