Research Question: How do the celebrations of Hindu holidays affect Hindu culture? B. Summary of Evidence
Factual Focus #1 – Hindu Holidays and Ceremonials, with Dissertations on Origin, Folklore and Symbols explains the origin of each holiday and ceremony. It goes into the story of how the holidays and ceremonies came to be. Also, goes into the reasoning why they celebrate the holidays. Factual Focus #2 – Fairs and Festivals of India explains the actual festivals. The book goes in depth of the process and affects the festivals have on the Hindu communities. The book describe the different decorations and the preparation of the festivals. C. Evaluation of Sources
James B. Robinson wrote Hinduism in 2004 in Philadelphia. He wrote it to show the religion and culture of the Hindu community. This book is very detailed, descriptive, and very informative. The book was limited on the subjects; every chapter is a different subject.
K.S. Bhalla Wrote Let’s Know Festivals of India in 2005. Bhalla wrote this book in order to show the purpose and customs oh the Hindu holidays. This book goes into the origin of the different festivals in the Hindu community. The author was limited in the length and descriptiveness of each festival.
Comparable #1 – How is the holiday Navratri celebrated in a Hindu community compared to a Navratri festival in the United States? Comparable #2 – What affects does the Navratri festival have on the Hindu communities? What are the affects in the United States? F.
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