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Books: India’s many New Year’s days

BySatyarth Nayak
Jan 20, 2023 10:44 PM IST

While much of the Western world observes the new year on January 1, the concept assumes a more complex form in India

While much of the Western world observes the new year on January 1, the concept assumes a more complex form in India. Our states have diverse historical and cultural narratives and thus have their own new year days according to the regional solar and lunar calendars. Add to this a dash of mythology and these annual celebrations have unique stories to tell.

Most cultures in India celebrate New Years at different times throughout the year
Most cultures in India celebrate New Years at different times throughout the year
An illustration (above) from Satyarth’s new book Mahagatha
An illustration (above) from Satyarth’s new book Mahagatha
Satyarth’s new book Mahagatha
Satyarth’s new book Mahagatha
Satyarth Nayak
Satyarth Nayak
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