Lakshmi, The Water Buffalo who Wouldn’t


Out of stock

SKU: ST-156 Categories: , ,

AuthorWritten and illustrated by Mehlli Gobhai
Published LanguageEnglish
Publication Year2018
PublisherTalking Cub
BindingHardback PLC
Ships By2-3 days


The delightful story of Lakshmi, a stubborn water buffalo

Lakshmi the water buffalo was usually friendly and cooperative. She loved the family that looked after her and they loved her back equally. Every afternoon, Gokul would take her to the fields to graze, and to the river for a swim. But Lakshmi was one stubborn buffalo. She wouldn’t allow anyone but Gokul’s mother, Hansa, to milk her. And one day, Hansa fell ill and had to stay in bed. Who would milk Lakshmi?

Set in the lush countryside of India, and accompanied by full-colour and black-and-white paintings, Lakshmi, the Water Buffalo Who Wouldn’t is a delightful read.

About the author
Mehlli Gobhai is a painter and illustrator. He completed his undergraduate education at St Xavier’s College and then went on to train as an artist at the Royal College of Art in London, as well as at the Art Students League and the Pratt Graphic Centre in New York. He lived and worked in New York for twenty years and chose to return to Mumbai in the late 1980s. He has written and illustrated five children’s books, including The Legend of the Orange Princess and USHA, the Mouse Maiden, and has also illustrated several other books.

Additional information



Published Language

Publication Year





Ships By

2-3 days