Celebrate Diwali

Celebrate Diwali

Book - 2006
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Random House, Inc.
Beautiful, dynamic photographs and brief, lively text introduce readers to the joyous holiday of Diwali, evoking the celebrations of Hindus, Sikhs and Jains around the world.

In Deborah Heiligman's inviting global odyssey of the Hindu holiday we learn that Diwali celebrates the triumph of good over evil, and of light over darkness. Although celebrated differently in different places, Diwali is universally viewed as a time of great joy, celebrated with fireworks, sweets, and gifts.

Celebrate Diwali brings to life the holiday's traditions, food, and celebration rituals. The informative back matter includes Diwali recipes, a glossary, a Diwali card game, a map, and a resource list of books and Web sites. Also included is a note to parents and teachers from the book's consultant, Dr. Vasudha Narayanan.

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Baker & Taylor
Describes what Diwali is and the different ways that Hindu people celebrate it, including making special foods, setting off fireworks, and lighting oil lamps.

Publisher: Washington, D.C. : National Geographic, 2006
ISBN: 9780792259237
Branch Call Number: J 294.536 HEI
Characteristics: 32 p
Additional Contributors: Narayanan, Vasudha


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