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Subject: So. Studies/Sciences: Geography/Cultures

Daily Life and People in India Series

This is an epic collection of very special encounters with Indian culture across the entire subcontinent. Through their daily activities, artwork, celebrations, and rituals, the men and women of India help us to understand their country and to appreciate its diversity and vitality. Indians are both mystical and pragmatic. Click for more

Festivals and Rituals

Festivals and Rituals

"Highly Recommended. An interesting look into the Indian culture and the Hindu religion, this documentary focuses on the many holidays celebrated in India, such as the 10-day celebration of the Hindu deity, Ganesh." -EMRO Review
Indians have more holidays on their calendar than anyone else in the world. Just about any event merits a celebration. In Mumbai (Bombay), there is a festival in honor of Ganesh, the god with the elephant head, which lasts several days. In Southern India, at springtime, bulls are free to roam through village squares. In Kerala, when the gods speak through men's mouths, what could have been a show becomes a sacred ritual; and in Gujerat young girls are allowed to choose their husbands during a fair. 98/08DE IJSCA 52 min.
Also See: India: Mumbai (Bombay) - India's City of Dreams; India: Kochi (Cochin) and Kumarakum - The Backwaters of Kerala; Indo-American Fair (Mela)

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