Bindiya in India
Author: Monique Kamaria Chheda, MD
Illustrator: Debasmita Dasgupta
Purple Dragonfly Honorable Mention: Best Illustrations 2021, 1st Place (tie) Cultural Diversity 2021; Independent Press Award Picture Book Ages 4-8 2021
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.
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