Understanding Singaporeans: Why Do Indians Dot Their Foreheads?
By Edmund Wee
Part of a series of illustrated guides to introduce young children to different races, and their beliefs and customs.
WINNER OF SINGAPORE BOOK AWARDS 2018, BEST MIDDLE GRADE/YOUNG ADULT TITLE
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 — and useful tips as well— 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.
Suitable for ages 7 and above.
Read if you: realise you don't know the answer to the title question.