Author: Vijya GupchupPublisher: Navneet PublicationsYear: 2003Language: EnglishPages: 64ISBN/UPC (if available): 8124303614
It is rightly said that India is a land of festivals. For the people of India, festivals are not merely occasions for celebration. They form a way of life as well. All the major religious communities of the world are found in India, and they each have their festive days. Together they form a multi-faceted culture. India is also largely an agrarian society where nature plays a predominant role in the lives of people. So most festivals in India are linked to the cycle of seasons.This book presents the pageant of festivals as they occur within the six traditional Indian seasons. Written with the intention of making children aware of the various aspects of Indian culture, this material has been presented in a unique way-in the form of a series of letters between a young boy and his grandfather. In addition, there are enjoyable activity pages at the back of the book which are based on festivals. The exercises are both interactive and educational.Festivals in Regions and Seasons of India attempts to bring to young children an understanding and appreciation of their own heritage.