Skip to content

Understanding Singaporeans: Why Do Indians Dot Their Foreheads?

Publisher: Epigram Books

Notify me when back in stock

ūüéĀRecommended for ages¬†7¬†and above

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

Epigram Books

Look inside the book   |   Get the series

Why do Indians hang mango leaves in doorways? Why is it called a mama shop? Where does roti prata come from? We provide the answers‚ÄĒand useful tips as well‚ÄĒto 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.

About the Author
Edmund Wee is the founder of Epigram Books which was set up to champion Singaporean literature. It publishes mainly fiction‚ÄĒfrom picture books to graphic novels to literary bestsellers. Its authors have won all the major book prizes, including the Hedwig Anuar Children‚Äôs Book Award, Singapore Literature Prize and Singapore Book Awards since it started in 2011. It also sponsors Singapore‚Äôs richest literary award, the annual Epigram Books Fiction Prize. Wee Editions, another imprint, supports local designers, photographers and artists.

ISBN: 9789814655699
Format: Paperback
Size: 229mm x 152mm
Pages: 44pp
Published: March 2017

To Singapore shoppers
All the products that are listed on our website are priced before 7% GST and the final price will only be reflected at checkout. 

ISBN: 9789814655699