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Basic text accompanied the drawings. The picture on the left of this book, made from handmade paper, shows a man having an oil massage, and on the right shows a woman bathing, while her friend hides her with a veil. Most major religious texts were written in Sanskrit The lovers meet in an enchanted garden 43 Radha tells a friend about her earlier meeting with Krishna Music MȶȴȪȤȪȴȢȯȪȯȵȦȨȳȢȭȱȢȳȵ of all worship and celebration in India. Ancient hymns are chanted at ceremonies. Roadside stalls blare out film songs.

This is the home of the Hindi film industry, and many of the movie stars live in luxury high-rise apartments overlooking the sea. 32 CAPITAL CITY, DELHI New Delhi, the capital of India, was designed by the British architect Edwin Lutyens in 1911 and took 20 years to complete. In contrast to New Delhi’s wide, treelined avenues, the old part of the city is a maze of winding lanes and bustling bazaars. A special spoonlike instrument is used to gently clean ears Rashtrapati Bhawan, home of the president of India ZIP CODES Big cities are divided into zones, each with its own post code, or zip code.

These can be used whole or ground into powder. Tomato chutney Large vessels, such as this Mughal-era copper pot, are used both for cooking and for serving. The lid would be sealed using bread dough, and the rice, meat and spices inside would be steamed. This kind of cooking is called dum pukht and was invented by the Muslim rulers of Lucknow in€the 19th century. Coconut chutney Coriander sauce Heavy brass rolling pin Sambhar, a spicy lentil and tomato soup Dosa, a thin, folded pancake Idlis (steamed rice cakes) MEAL ON A LEAF ROLLING A ROTI Every Indian kitchen has a chakla-belan (rolling pin and base) on which balls of dough are rolled out to make flat, round rotis, which are then cooked on a flat tawa (griddle) on a hot fire.

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