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Understanding Singaporeans: Why Do Indians Dot Their Foreheads?


Publisher: Epigram Books
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  • šŸŽRecommended for agesĀ 7Ā and above

    Winner of Singapore Book Awards 2018, Best Middle Grade/Young Adult Title

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    Why do Indians hang mango leaves in doorways? Why is it called a mama shop? Where does roti prata come from? We provide the answersā€”and useful tips as wellā€”to some of the most-asked questions young Singaporeans have about the Indian community, including why some Indians wear turbans.

    Why Do Indians Dot Their Foreheads? is part of a series of four illustrated handbooks, each with 20 questions and answers to promote understanding of the different races and cultures in Singapore.

  • Edmund WeeĀ is the founder of Epigram Books which was set up to champion Singaporean literature. It publishes mainly fictionā€”from picture books to graphic novels to literary bestsellers. Its authors have won all the major book prizes, including the Hedwig Anuar Childrenā€™s Book Award, Singapore Literature Prize and Singapore Book Awards since it started in 2011. It also sponsors Singaporeā€™s richest literary award, the annual Epigram Books Fiction Prize. Wee Editions, another imprint, supports local designers, photographers and artists.

ISBN: 9789814655699
Cover Type: Paperback
Page Count: 44
Year Published: 2017
Size: 229mm x 152mm