Wedding pictures

June is a traditional time for weddings, and a good time to share a pair of new books.  These two titles depict wedding traditions from India, with a special focus on roles children can play in the celebrations.

A Day I Remember: An Indian Wedding
A Day I Remember: An Indian Wedding by Prodeepta Das
This is a day that Swayam will always remember: he’s going to be “Markundi”, the boy who keeps the bridegroom (his uncle) company through the wedding preparations.

Sona and the Wedding Game
Sona and the Wedding Game by Kashmira Sheth
Sona is excited about attending her first Indian wedding, especially since her sister is the bride, but when she learns that tradition requires her to steal the groom’s shoes during the ceremony she must ask her annoying little cousin, Vishal, for help.

(I first heard about this custom when my brother told me about attending his college roommate’s wedding!)

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s