The Indian Parenting Book: Importing Cultural Heritage to the Next Generation

The Indian Parenting Book: Importing Cultural Heritage to the Next Generation

by Meenal Pandya
     
 

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This is a guidebook showing Indian families how best to blend their cultural heritage with their new life in America. Beginning with a history of Indian immigration to the United States, Pandya (Pick a Pretty Indian Name for Your Baby) explains how the two cultures can coexist without conflict. The Indian values she describes are based on Hindu principles, mostly that "The world is our family"; that God resides in every being, seen and unseen. She offers commentary and instruction on a broad range of subjects that includes the Indian custom of treating men more favorably than women, naming children, and the etiquette of family meals and home life. A separate chapter addresses Hindu festivals. Pandya, who writes extensively on India and its culture, should know whereof she speaks: she's lived in America for the last 30 years and has raised two daughters here. A welcome addition to public libraries serving an Indian population.-Linda Beck, Indian Valley P.L., Telford, PA Copyright 2005 Reed Business Information.

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ISBN-13:
9780963553966
Publisher:
MeeRa Publications
Publication date:
10/31/2005
Pages:
220
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.70(d)

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