Let’s Celebrate Holi!

Ajanta & Vivek (Authors) | Janelle Diller (Illustrator)

In this multicultural and educational series from Bollywood Groove, join Maya, Neel and their pet squirrel, Chintu, as they visit their cousin Ameya in India to celebrate Holi!
Kids will learn about history, food, language and cultural element sof Holi as it is celebrated around India… all while making two new best friends!



Lovely, bright, and colorful. This cover nicely encapsulates the Holi atmosphere, and it offers all kinds of intriguing hints at the holiday traditions.


Both illustrations and page layout is excellent throughout this book. I loved the bright, gorgeous illustrations of the Holi festival, the marketplace, and the country of India. The artist did a wonderful job portraying the holiday and culture, and I think kids of all ages will be enchanted by this peak into a very different sort of celebration.


This story introduces the Holi festival in such a fun, bright way. It discusses the overall customs of the holiday, but it also points out region-specific practices. Let’s Celebrate Holi is a fantastic look into a fascinating culture. I highly recommend it.


About the Authors

Ajanta Chakraborty was born in Bhopal, India, and moved to North America in 2001. She earned an MS in Computer Science from the University of British Columbia and a Senior Diploma in Bharatanatyam, a classical Indian dance, to feed her spirit.

Ajanta quit her corporate consulting job in 2011 and took the plunge to run Bollywood Groove full-time. The best part of her work day includes grooving with classes of children as they leap and swing and twirl to a Bollywood beat.

Vivek Kumar was born in Mumbai, India, and moved to the US in 1998. Vivek has an MS in Electrical Engineering from The University of Texas, Austin, and an MBA from the Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University.

He has a very serious day job in management consulting. But he’d love to spend his days leaping and swinging, too.


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