Amma, Tell Me About Holi!
Written by Bhakti Mathur | Illustrated by Maulshree Somani
Here is the magical story of Holi -
The Indian festival of colours in all its glory,
As told to Klaka, a little boy,
by his Amma, with a lot of joy.
First, a story of colours and fun:
Naughty young Krishna and Radha, his loved one.
Next, we celebrate the end of an evil fraud:
A monstrous king who thought he was God.
He threatened his own son, who did not think him divine.
But against the evil king, faith and miracles did align.
A story of faith, devotion and love.
Passed down to children, from generations above...
Colourful and fun, full of singing and dancing, the festival of Holi is one that gets children of all ages excited. ‘Amma, tell me about Holi’ is a great way to teach your children about the customs of the festival, its origins, and its importance in Hindu culture.
The book tells two origin stories about Holi, the first is about the defeat of the evil King Hiranyakashipu and the second, about the love between Radha and Krishna.