A Day I Remember
My Uncle's Amazing Indian Wedding
Publisher: Frances Lincoln
Swayam is a young boy who lives in Odisha, eastern India. When his uncle gets married, Swayam is delighted to be chosen as his markundi, or special companion. The family decorate the house and courtyard, put alata (red vegetable dye) on the women’s feet and paint the girls’ hands with mehndi (henna) patterns in preparation for the celebration, which is accompanied by music, dancing and delicious food.
This colourful account of a traditional Hindu wedding in modern day India is illustrated with stunning photographs, capturing the atmosphere of the preparations and ceremony. An ideal book to use in the classroom to explore Indian culture, it will also be enjoyed by any child interested in learning about the lives of others around the world.