Mai is worried because her cow Konda, has lost her way home in a storm. Besides, Konda’s calf is hungry and missing her mother. Braving the fierce storm, the two set out to search for her. Help comes in from all quarters. Showcasing the richness of India’s folk art tradition, is this gem of a folktale by Durga Bai, a talented tribal artist steeped in Gond style painting. She has both written and illustrated the book. Also available in Hindi as Mai Aur Uske Dost
Durga Bai is a tribal artist from the Gond tradition in Madhya Pradesh, and is gifted with artistic finesse and style. Her figurative works, rich in colours and folding in the intricate patterns, lend themselves perfectly for children’s books. She loves painting folktales and legends and is grateful to her grandmother for telling her so many stories in her childhood.