India - The Culture

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Crabtree Publishing Company, 2000 - Juvenile Nonfiction - 32 pages
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Ages 9 to 14 years. Explore ancient religions and other facets of India's rich and colourful culture in this newly-revised edition of India the culture. Breathtaking photographs highlight the updated text including the marriage dowry now officially outlawed, the salwar kameez worn by Muslim and Sikh women, and a recipe for Indian ice cream. Other topics include: India's many religious sects; art and crafts; how to wrap a sari; festivals and wedding customs; theatre, dance, and food.

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Bobbie Kalman was born in Hungary in 1947. She escaped with her family to Austria during the Hungarian Revolution in 1956. The family spent several weeks there as refugees before immigrating to North America. Her book, Refugee Child, is based on this account. She has degrees in English, psychology and education, and has taught at both the elementary and secondary level. She has also worked as an educational assistant for several publishing companies. She is the author and publisher of over 800 books for children. Her books are sought after because she writes within specific curriculum needs, making the titles very popular in schools and public libraries. Her works include The Early Settler Life series, The Historic Communities series, The Native Nations of North America series, The Lands, Peoples, and Cultures series, and The Science of Living Things series.

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