Bindiya in India
Author: Monique Kamaria Chheda, MD | Illustrator: Debasmita Dasgupta


Bindiya in India is the story of a young Indian American girl's first trip to India for an Indian wedding. Weaving together Hindi and English, the children's illustrated book takes place in the 1990s. It follows Bindiya as she meets her extended family for the first time, celebrates Indian wedding traditions, and creates memories and bonds to last a lifetime.



Purple Dragonfly - 1st Place (tie) Cultural Diversity 2021, Honorable Mention: Best Illustrations 2021

Independent Press Award - Picture Book Ages 4-8 2021

2021 New York City Big Book Award - Distinguished Favorite in the Book Cover Design - Children’s Picture Books, Picture Books - Ages 4 to 8 category