Illustration of Bhadravati telling Suniti a story about cows – Image

Series nameProse: The Conversations of Cow

This black and white drawing was created by American feminist writer and visual artist Mary Meigs (1917-2002). The illustration depicts the two main characters from Suniti Namjoshi’s fable ‘The Conversations of Cow’ (The Women’s Press, London, 1985). Suniti and her travelling companion Bhadravati the Brahmini cow are talking, and Suniti appears upset.

Date of Creation / Publication1985
CreatorMeigs, Mary
Associated Person/ OrganisationNamjoshi, Suniti; Thomas Fisher Library
Collection and Reference NumberSuniti Namjoshi Collection (GB 2661 SN)
Catalogue NumberSN/PR/CC/12
CopyrightThe Creator and/ or the associated person or organisation where applicable.
Access to originalsThe originals are located with Suniti Namjoshi and at the Thomas Fisher Rare Book Library at the University of Toronto, Canada.
Series notesThe digital material in this file relates to Suniti Namjoshi's satirical fable, The Conversations of Cow (The Women's Press Limited, 1985). The images include an extract from the book, a hand-written transcript and twelve drawings, intended as illustrations, by Mary Meigs.
Collection notesThe digitised material in the Suniti Namjoshi Collection features extracts of several published books, including poetry novels and fables. It also includes black and white family photographs and pencil drawings of (unused) illustrations for her novel 'The Conversations of Cow', as well as an extract of an interview transcript.