This is a selection of resources on festivals in India available from the NLB catalogue or the Internet and is not meant to be an exhaustive list. If you know of or come across more useful resources, please drop us a note so that we can share them with our readers.
NLB print and digital resources
Diwali: Festival of lights
Enriched with personal stories and spiced with festive recipes, the author explores her Indian roots as she relates the Diwali stories and legends that bring to life the holiday’s traditions and belief that light will prevail over darkness.
All rights reserved, Victoria: Orca Book Publishers, 2016.
Vivek Singh’s Indian festival feasts
The book presents colourful details of recipes and the history and culture surrounding each Indian festival. Discover traditional food and their significance in a country of diverse religions and cultures. Chapters include the most popular festivals celebrated such as Holi, Onam and Diwali, covering all religions and geographical areas within India and the recipes associated with them.
All rights reserved, London: Absolute Press, 2017.
Let Diwali’s light fill our hearts with love
This article explains how Diwali festival is a time to burn away the old and allow new ideas to flourish.
Retrieved from ProQuest Central. myLibrary ID is required to access this database.
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Festivals and events in India in October 2020
October is a very exuberant time in India, with many festivals and celebrations occurring all over the country. Take part in events filled with lights, music and dance during India’s own festive season. Besides the schedule of events occurring in India this October, the website also provides information on each of the featured festivals for those who are keen to understand more about festivals in India.
Diwali festival in India
Diwali, the festival of lights, is considered the most popular of all the festivals in India. Find out more about the legends and meaning of Diwali through this website by the Society for the Confluence of Festivals in India.
Culture and heritage: Festivals
Know India is an initiative by the National Portal of India (www.india.gov.in) to share India’s beauty and rich cultural heritage. This website highlights some of the important festivals celebrated in India such as Janmashtami, Christmas, Rakshabandhan, Deepawali or Diwali, Id-ul-Zuha, Ramnavami and Guru Nanak Jayanti.