Follow The Hindu Moon

A guide to the festivals of South India


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Soumya Aravind Sitaraman

An award winning painter and illustrator, founder of Shakti, a South Asian Women's forum and co-founder of What is India Publishers, an online India Information Network. Soumya Sitaraman's debut as an author has been compared to Fraser's monumantal tome,  The Golden Bough and applauded as a thesis in social and cultural Anthropology. This well researched handy guide to south Indian festivals began as a personal journey of discovery spurred by questions posed to her by her son Maithreya while living in the US. Her quest has culminated in this heritage book that will be the lifeline of all families like hers, removed from their cultural home in South more

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Usha Kris


ISBN: 978 81 8400 011 5

Pages: 908 

Hardcover, Two Volumes

Genre: Non Fiction, Culture


Imprint: Random House 

India Limited

Retail: Rs. 3500

Release Date: October, 07



Richly illustrated with about 1000 photographs.








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Description of the Book

Follow the Hindu Moon is a journey of cultural re-discovery researched and documented by Soumya Aravind Sitaraman and presented in two lush cloth bound volumes by Random House India. 

Follow the Hindu Moon is a pioneer reference manual richly illustrated with stunning photographs by Usha Kris presented in an elegant design format. This How-to reference guide takes the reader on a beautiful and celebratory journey of discovery of the customs, traditions, culture and festivals that mark a Hindu Year.


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