Celebrate Durga Puja With Me!

Durga Puja is here! What does it mean to a child? New clothes, laughing with friends, yummy food and being immersed in a colorful cultural experience. Step into this book and share in Riya’s excitement as you watch this festival come alive!


‘Celebrate Durga Puja With Me!' is part of the series 'From The Toddler Diaries' and celebrates Durga Puja as experienced by 3 year old Riya. This artful portrayal of the '5 Days of Pujo' appeals to young and old alike. Shashti, Saptami, Ashtami, Navami and Bijoya Dashami - the cultural colors have a pronounced Bengali connection, but are universal to Durga Puja celebrations the world over. Woven in poetry and color, it is easy to read and has been enthusiastically endorsed by 3-8 year olds and their parents.

Celebrate Durga Puja With Me!

Arati tonight is spectacular

With shiny lamps and dancing flames,

As we join together in prayer

To the goddess with 108 names!

The last day is Bijoya Dashami,

Sindoor Khela our moms will play,

Dressed in their gorgeous saris

"Color me red!" they laugh and say!



Celebrate Durga Puja With Me! is available on Amazon and other bookstores near you.

In paperback and ebook!

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©2020 by Shoumi Sen


"... charming and informative...great way to introduce children to (Indian) culture"

~ Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni, Award winning author of "The Mistress of Spices" & "Before We Visit the Goddess"

“A much needed picture book on Holi, not just for the Indian diaspora but for young children living in India too."

~ Richa Jha, Award winning children's book publisher and author, Pickle Yolk Books 

"When I read Shoumi Sen’s Celebrate Durga Puja 

With Me, brilliantly illustrated by Abira Das, I must admit that I want to witness at least one Durga Pujo in my life, in Calcutta."

~ Toka Box