LAKSHMI, the Water Buffalo Who Wouldn't by Mehlli Gobhai

LAKSHMI, the Water Buffalo Who Wouldn't

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KIRKUS REVIEW

The warm, sweet milk, the pungent cheese, the fat sizzling in the pan, even the dried dung for fuel--they all came from Lakshmi."" And now Gokul's mother, Hansa, was sick, and the water buffalo wouldn't let anyone else milk her--until his father reluctantly agrees to don his wife's red odhni (head-covering) and bracelets, fooling Lakshmi into giving milk. Mr. Gobhai's paintings have a statuesque splendor somewhat out of proportion to the domestic scene; nevertheless his glowing colors, expressive visages and majestic water buffalo are worth seeing. The story may be slight but it's also brief and to the point--the chief point being that dumb animals sometimes are.

Pub Date: Oct. 30th, 1969
Publisher: Hawthorn