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.
2022 IPPY Awards - Children's Picture Books (All Ages) Silver
2021 Purple Dragonfly - 1st Place (tie) Cultural Diversity, Honorable Mention: Best Illustrations
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