The Secret World of Mehlli Gobhai: The Man Who Found Art Everywhere

Mehlli Gobhai found art all around. He saw beyond what lives on the surface and closely observed the living and the non-living interact. For instance, Gobhai is attracted to murky waters that flow in Indian rather than the crystal clear streams in the US because ‘it will leave some mud on the banks and other things will grow’. The book introduces readers to the inspiring journey of an artist who sees the world and modern art through a welcoming lens.

Pratham Books 2021 Jerry Pinto Kripa

Bombay Ducks, Bombay Docks

“This book describes the lives of the traditional Koli fisherman of Bombay. Grandmother Aaji tells the story about the Kolis – the original inhabitants of Bombay. Their favorite food is a local fish, Bombil, also called Bombay Duck. How did the fish get this name? This fascinating story tells how the lives of the Koli fishermen got integrated to a megapolis. The book is adorned with lovely water color illustrations.”


Pratham Books 2019 Fleur D'Souza Kripa