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Diwali: Festival of Lights Rina Singh

ISBN: 9781459810075
Format: Hardcover
Price: $24.95

During Diwali, Hindus, Sikhs and Jains celebrate the legends and stories that describe the triumph of good over evil and justice over oppression. Critically acclaimed author Rina Singh explores her Indian roots as she tells the Diwali stories, which remind us that eventually light will prevail over darkness.

   

Enriched by personal stories and spiced with festive recipes, including two by acclaimed chef, Vikram Vij, Diwali: Festival of Lights brings to life the holiday's traditions, food and rituals and takes you on a journey to see how this festival is celebrated around the world!


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Reviews

"A great pick...The book is at once fascinating to read and to look at...Diwali is well-researched and informative." —Canadian Children's Book News, January 6, 2017

"This sophisticated volume incorporates information about the major Indian religions; Hindu, Sikh, and Jain Diwali traditions; and Indian immigration to the U.S., Canada, and the Caribbean...An exceptionally valuable resource." —Kirkus Reviews, July 2, 2016

"A standout volume...an excellent introduction to Diwali and Indian culture, highly recommended for all geography collections." —School Library Journal, August 19, 2016

"Provides a remarkably comprehensive look at the origins of the Hindu festival of lights...The intimate tone and vibrant photographs make this book an enjoyable and informative read from start to finish. Young readers will love the photographs, and older ones will appreciate the joy and concept of a celebration of light." —Booklist, September 7, 2016


Diwali is the second book in the Orca Origins series, which examines how ancient traditions are kept alive in the modern world.