Book of short stories based on festivals of India, along with recipes for each festival. Written by women of Indian origin from around the world.
'She Celebrates' is a potpouri of Indian festivals, fiction and food. In India, the thread of culture is tied and knotted together by festivals. They are diverse as the people who embrace and embody them. Festivals from an integral part of an Indian person's life, carried by them wherever they live. This book is an anthology of 21 short stories, written by women of Indian origin, from around the world. Each story is set against the background of an Indian festival, searching for metaphor and meaning through the voice of a female protagonist. Sequence of stories is based on the chronological order of the festivals in a calendar year. Each story ends with a festive recipe, and an illustration.
Festivals covered include: Lohri, Makar Sankranti, Holi, Eid, Baisakhi, Easter, Onam, Teej, Varalakshmi Nombu, Karwa Chauth, Kumbh Mela, Radhashtami, Durga Puja, Raksha Bandhan, Diwali, Raas, Bhoot Chaturdashi, Golu, Vishu, Khech Mavas and Christmas.
Authors come from Australia, India, Indonesia, Singapore, Switzerland, UAE, and the USA. This is a collaborative project accomplished by 21 women authors coming from various professional backgrounds.