Nitish Frienship with a Snake


Nitish (10) studies together with his sister Subhanti at Loka’s school. His mother keeps Loka’s school and surroundings neat & clean and both his parents help manage Loka’s organic farm. Whenever Nitish’s father is not on the farm, he pulls a cycle cart to help maintain his family. Through their dedicated work at Loka, the family was recently able to buy themselves a small plot of land, which they will use for farming. Nitish: I like to swim to the other side of the river and roam around along the river bank, catch fish and play with my baby cousin Suleka. Every morning I rise 4 am to study and then run and practice yoga with my friends.

Friendship with a Snake depicts A girl and a snake reaching out for one another, as if they are about to hug. Nitish: A girl called Vandana who visits various places meets a snake. The snake asks the girl to become friends and from then on they start playing and talking together. They are inseparable. The girl does not tell her parents about her new friendship, as they may not agree. She however does tell some of her friends and quite soon her parents find out. At first they are not happy but when her parents find out the snake has no bad intentions, they approve. The girl and snake are so very happy that their unusual friendship does not need to be hidden any longer. They approach one another blissfully and hug.

Title: Friendship with a Snake
Made by: Mitish
Medium: Woodcut
Size: 32×25 cm (size paper)
Price: ₹ 10,000/ € 150/ $ 175