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Title:
Diwali : the Hindu festival of lights, feasts, and family
Author:
Parker-Rock, Michelle.
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Publication Information:
Berkeley Heights, NJ : Enslow Publishers, Inc., [2004]

©2004
Physical Description:
48 pages : color illustrations, color map ; 24 cm.
Summary:
Introduces the history, customs, and practices of this Hindu holiday.
Language:
English
Program Information:
Accelerated Reader AR LG 4.8 0.5 81682.
ISBN:
9780766022355
Format :
Book

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Summary

Diwali, also known as Divali or Deepavali, is probably the most significant Indian holiday celebrated today. In DIWALI--THE HINDU FESTIVAL OF LIGHTS, FEASTS, AND FAMILY, author Michelle Parker-Rock introduces the history, customs, and practices of this important Hindu holiday that originated from a harvest festival. Full-color photos and a craft section help the reader understand more about this interesting culture and the celebrations held today.


Author Notes

Michelle Parker-Rock is a professional author and a national literacy consultant who has had an extensive career as a writer and an award-winning educator. She lives with her family in the Southwestern United States


Table of Contents

1 The Story of Rama and Sitap. 5
2 The First Diwalip. 17
3 Hindus and Hinduismp. 21
4 Getting Ready for Diwalip. 27
5 Diwali Is Herep. 33
Diwali Projectp. 40
Words to Knowp. 42
Reading Aboutp. 45
Internet Addressesp. 46
Indexp. 47