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Look What We've Brought You from India: Crafts, Games, Recipes, Stories and Other Cultural Activities from Indian Americans
     

Look What We've Brought You from India: Crafts, Games, Recipes, Stories and Other Cultural Activities from Indian Americans

by Phyllis Shalant
 

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Indian history is a colorful mosaic created by many different topographies, religions, cultures, and languages. More than 815,000 Indian Americans live in the United States; about 245,000 of them are children. This book details the legacy of festivals and celebrations, crafts, art and music, and foods shared by Indian people. It gives clear instructions for how to

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Indian history is a colorful mosaic created by many different topographies, religions, cultures, and languages. More than 815,000 Indian Americans live in the United States; about 245,000 of them are children. This book details the legacy of festivals and celebrations, crafts, art and music, and foods shared by Indian people. It gives clear instructions for how to play games, make crafts, practice traditional art forms, and prepare aromatic dishes. A wonderful introduction to appreciating the richness of the Indian culture.

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Children's Literature - Shalini Murthy
India, the world's largest democracy, has a cultural heritage dating back thousands of years. Many elements of this rich culture have been transported to the United States by Indian immigrants and incorporated by them into a unique lifestyle. Today, Indian American children form a significant minority group in schools across the country. Understanding the cultural background of these children fosters understanding of the cultural group as a whole. It is in this context that books such as these are important. Using photographs, pictures, sketches and factually accurate information, Shalant introduces the culture of India, describing important holidays, customs, arts and folktales. Also included are child friendly craft activities and recipes originating from the culture. A great addition to any multicultural bookshelf, this volume is also a good reference book for the upper elementary and middle school social studies class.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780382394652
Publisher:
Silver Burdett Press
Publication date:
08/01/1997
Pages:
48
Product dimensions:
7.97(w) x 9.99(h) x 0.18(d)
Age Range:
7 - 11 Years

Meet the Author

Phyllis Shalant teaches creative writing to children and adults and lives in White Plains, New York.

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