India - The Culture
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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