Rikke Barfod is author of this fabulous children’s tale - Bachri: A Calf’s Tale. This is a tale about finding freedom as seen and experienced from the perspective of a small calf, Bachri, one of the holy cows of India. The lives created by human beings are entertainingly brought to life through the eyes and ears of the animals. Beautiful drawings illustrate the mood and atmosphere of the Northern Indian landscape throughout the book. Having used selected excerpts for story reading for 6 to 8 years and reading aloud in class by 11-13 year old pupils I would definitely recommend this book. Inger Mose, Waldorf teacher.
Rikke was born and lives in Denmark. She got to know India when walking around its roads. She fell in love with the country and the people way back at her first visit in 1966. Today she still goes for strolls in India when staying with her Indian friends. She spends the rest of her time taking film manuscript lessons in London, learning Hindi and, of course, continuing telling stories to her grandchildren as she did to her own children. “Bachri – a Calf’s tale” is her first published story, but the subject – how animals are treated - has always been on her mind. She respects all creatures and in India was taught not to eat animals.