Laxma Goud was trained at the Government College of Art and Architecture in Hyderabad. He is most well known for being a master draughtsman. Goud's expressive use of line, form and attention to detail is unsurpassed. Laxma Goud's works characteristically portray Indian men and women in tribal rural settings either in stark black and white or, in complete contrast, in a riot of colours.
In this present work Goud has sought inspiration from the Hindu epic, Ramayana. He brings to life the most dreadful scene where Jatayu, the son of Garuda attempts to rescue Sita who has been kidnapped by the evil Ravana. Jatayu, being old and feeble is no match for Ravana, who cuts off his wings and continues to his island kingdom of Lanka. However all is not lost as Rama, Sita's husband finds the mutilated and wingless Jatayu who is able to tell Rama in which direction to go to find Ravana, thus reinforcing the prevalence of good over evil.