“An absolute joy to read.Through her close encounters with the bovine kind, Narayan shows how Indian traditions are incorporated into her contemporary way of life.”
—Library Journal, starred review.
“Sincere and laugh-out-loud funny . . .Narayan’s rich and evocative writing transports readers to the busy streets of Bangalore and a fully formed picture of modern India.”
“Filled with the vivid colors, sights, and soundsof a vibrant and ancient culture, Narayan’s in-depth treatment of cow mythology is a beautiful ode to her motherland.”
Promo Video of Milk Lady of Bangalore (made for an American audience hence the accent)
Reviews and Articles
Thank you for the lovely piece
Out of all the things an #author can write about #Bangalore, @ShobaNarayan decided to title her non-fiction book, 'The Cows of Bangalore'. We were just as curious as you and asked her why. Here's what she had to say -
Thank you, The Hindu Bangalore.
Thank you Harshini Vakkalanka for this lovely piece here The moo [...]
Thank you for the review, Times of India.
Narayan’s narrative skills are supreme. From a reluctant believer in the virtues of udder milk compared with packet milk to consecrating her new flat with freshly laid cow dung to buying a cow as a spiritual and religious act, and then donating it, Narayan walks the whole hog with the cow—although not with the desi cow, but a Holstein-Friesian version.
Thank you, Chennai edition of The Hindu
Shoba Narayan’s friendship with Sarala, the milk woman, leads to the writing of a tale replete with wisecracks, wry observations and warm memories
Thank you, The Hindu.
REVIEWS The Cows of Bangalore: And How I Came to [...]
Thank you, Chennai Express
Saturday, March, 31, 2018 Home Life Style Books It’s not just Moo [...]
How to buy a cow…and other stories
The book is about — and owes its existence to — the generosity of spirit and the eloquence of its protagonist.
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