The Conversations of Cow – Book

Series nameProse: The Conversations of Cow

The ‘Conversations of Cow’ by Suniti Namjoshi was published by The Women’s Press Limited in London, in 1985. The novella is a mixture of satirical fiction, fantasy, and fable and examines the relationship between Suniti, a feminist lesbian, and Bhadravati, a Brahmini cow. The illustrations accompanying the text are by Sarah Baylis. The fifteen digitised images in this item include an extract of a chapter and an illustration.

Date of Creation / Publication1985
CreatorNamjoshi, Suniti
Associated Person/ Organisation
Collection and Reference NumberSuniti Namjoshi Collection (GB 2661 SN)
Catalogue NumberSN/PR/CC/1
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.