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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Krishma tells us how her family celebrates the Hindu festival of Divali, both at home and at the local community centre.
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.
Here is a simple introduction to the Hindu festival of Diwali, suitable for even the youngest of children.
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.
This photo-illustrated book for early readers describes the Hindu holiday of Diwali and the things people do to celebrate.
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