Our Non-Veg Cow and Other Stories - by Mahasweta Devi
Tr. Paramita Banerjee

Cover : Chittrovanu Mazumdar
Pp. 115; Seagull; 1998, Reprinted 2000
ISBN : 81 7046 145 6

"'For children, one should write with a great deal of love and respect', Mahasweta once remarked in a conversation, 'that is why those children's books are usually teh best which grown-ups cannot resist.' This particular collection is one of those. The gron-ups who appear in these tales have no notion of reality, fathers and aunts live in eternal innocence, and non-vegetarian cows prosper. Here, with a single clove of 'Royal Garlic', you can cook two and half maunds of mouth-watering venison. Mahasweta Devi offers us a free supply of that 'Royal Garlic' in these stories."(From the introduction by Nabaneeta Dev Sen)
This volume contains 10 "children's stories" all published in the famous magazine Sandesh between 1976 and 1987.

This book can be purchased directly from the Parabaas Bookstore