Monday, August 27, 2007

Divya's stories from India by Clay and Jake

Today we had a special guest!
Her name was Divya Sharma. She told us a story about her mom crossing the border from Pakistan into India during the Partition. Divya's mom was 6 years old when she and her family were forced out of their home in Pakistan. They had to move out because they were Hindu. She was separated from her family because a lot of people were crowding and pushing to get on the other side of the border amidst gunfire and violence. Divya's mom later found her family six months after she was separated. She found her family with the help of one of her parent's friends who noticed her in a refugee camp.
Divya Sharma talking to the 6th, 7th and 8th graders

Divya shows expression with her hands

Everyone was listening intently.
This was Divya's Wedding sari (Indian traditional dress).

This is Divya's wedding picture where she is wearing the Sari.
This is a sari that Divya brought in and put on Marin. We saw how complicated it is to put on a Sari. Isn't it beautiful?

Marin models a traditional Indian Sari. Divya also brought in music. We learned about traditional Indian instruments such as the sitar and the santoor. She also patiently answered so many of our questions.

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