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Diwali kids nonfiction

Light up your life with fun and informative Diwali non fiction reads for kids.

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Rina Singh

During Diwali, Hindus, Sikhs and Jains celebrate the legends and stories that describe the triumph of good over evil and justice over oppression. Critically acclaimed author Rina Singh explores her Indian roots as she tells Diwali stories.

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Prince of fire

Jatinder Nath Verma

Ravana, the Demon King of Lanka, has covered the earth with darkness. He needs to be stopped, but who can take on the task? Enter Prince Rama, Princess Sita and Prince Lakshmana. These three are determined to restore peace and justice.

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The story of Divaali

Jatinder Verma

A retelling of 'The Ramayana', an age-old Hindu tale. The story tells of the young Prince Rama who, with the help of his family, overcomes the forces of darkness. Out of his triumph, Diwali, the Indian festival of lights, is born.

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Lisa J. Amstutz

It is time to celebrate Diwali! You light the lamps, exchange cards and presents. You dance and watch fireworks. Diwali, or the Festival of Lights, reminds the Hindu people of the story of Rama and Sita. The story of how good overcomes evil.

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The Divali story

Anita Ganeri

Anita Ganeri retells the traditional stories of world religion festivals with her usual sensitivity and gift for drawing children into the narrative. Exquisite watercolour illustrations breathe warmth and life into the story.

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Tales from India

J. E. B. Gray

Beautifully told retellings of classic stories from India. Full of richness and warmth, these tales of tender love, great heroism, acts of sacrifice, foolishness and friendship come vividly to life.

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Prince Rama : Part 1, A prince in exile : the journey begins

Vrinda Doherty

This is the first in a three volume translation of India's literary masterpiece, Ramayana. There are many versions of this classic written for adults, but very few exist that have so carefully retold the spellbinding epic of Lord Rama.

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Sita's Ramayana

Samhita Arni

This version of the The Ramayana is told from the perspective of Sita, the queen. It is an allegorical story that contains important Hindu teachings, and it has had great influence on Indian life and culture over the centuries.

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My family celebrates Divali

Cath Senker

Krishma tells us how her family celebrates the Hindu festival of Divali, both at home and at the local community centre.

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Happy Divali

Joyce Bentley

Diwali, the Festival of Lights, is celebrated by Hindus worldwide. Discover the origins and traditions behind the festival, how people around the globe celebrate and what it means to them.

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Lighting a lamp

Jonny Zucker

Here is a simple introduction to the Hindu festival of Diwali, suitable for even the youngest of children.

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Cultural traditions in India

Molly Aloian

This book describes how the traditions, beliefs and rituals of the people of India, often influenced by British culture, have resulted in many of the lively and colorful festivals celebrated in India today.

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Rebecca Pettiford

This photo-illustrated book for early readers describes the Hindu holiday of Diwali and the things people do to celebrate.

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