Subodh Kerkar got connected with the lives of fishermen, since he used to practice medicine in their village. He has got an intimate knowledge of fishermen's lives. He realized that their lives are inseparable from the ocean. The ocean is not just the provider of fish; their existence is marinated in the ocean. Through his works he has tried to present this idea of inseparability of the fishermen and the sea. The works also celebrates the role the ocean plays in shaping civilizations.