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A Day I Remember
This is a day that Chintu will always remember: he's going to be "Markundi", the boy who keeps the bridegroom (his uncle) company through the wedding preparations. Readers join in the celebrations, dancing, fireworks and music through the colourful photographs.
Hardcover, 32 pages
Published July 29th 2014 by Frances Lincoln Children's Bks
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Nov 09, 2014 Barbara rated it liked it
A wedding is not a special day only for the bride and groom. Swayam is thrilled to have been chosen as the markundi, a young special companion who accompanies the groom through the wedding ceremony. The text and photographs depict Swayam's excitement as well as the stages of preparation for the ceremony. Some of the practices are typically associated with Hindu weddings, according to the author, while others are associated only with the wedding's location in Odisha, India. Young readers will ...more
Apr 03, 2015 Kimberly rated it liked it
A great book for comparing and contrasting cultures. This one centers around weddings, but presents many other opportunities for talking about families and celebrations in general. Indian weddings tend to be lush, lavish, joyous affairs and this book captures the bright colors, dancing, and important role of the family. I really enjoyed getting this peek into the ways another culture celebrates marriage.