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

LAKSHMI, the Water Buffalo Who Wouldn't

Email this 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