Author : Mamata Pandya
Illustrated by Srividya Natarajan
9788186838716 | Center Stapled | pp. 24 | 2002 | Tulika Books
This hilarious folktale from Gujarat follows miserly Bhikhubhai’s desperate attempts to get himself a coconut all free! Pictures in the book are based on the stylized painted paper scrolls used by Garoda storytellers in northern Gujarat.
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Bhikhubhai’s mouth waters for some coconut, fresh, juicy, grated, with a dash of sugar. But there aren’t any in the house and he must go to the market for one. The problem is that he’d rather not pay for it.! This hilarious folktale from Gujarat follows miserly Bhikhubhai’s desperate attempts to get himself a coconut all free! Pictures in the book are based on the stylised painted paper scrolls used by Garoda storytellers in northern Gujarat.
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About the Contributors
Mamata Pandya is an Environmental Educator with the Centre for Environment Education, Ahmedabad. She likes to travel, read and solve crosswords. More than that, she loves to spend time with her children and also to let her imagination run and write about all kinds of things.
Srividya Natarajan received a Ph.D. in English from the University of Hyderabad in 1998, and spent the next seven years as an editor, writer, and illustrator of children’s books. She has also taught and performed Bharatanatyam for many years. Srividya now lives in Canada where she teaches English at King’s University College, University of Western Ontario, writes in her spare time and finds time for occasional collaborations with the Toronto-based inDance. Her first novel for adults, No Onions Nor Garlic was published by Penguin India.
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