Maya and Rajan go to North India

Table of Contents

Part 1: Introduction
Part 2: On our way to India and Singapore
Part 3: Introduction to India
Part 4: Food, Family, and Fun
Part 5: Famous Places
Part 6: Arts & Animals
Part 7: Taj Mahal and Agra
Part 8: Celebrations
Part 9: Goodbye to North India
Part 10: Glossary
Part 11: Discussion Questions

Join Maya and Rajan as they take you on a photographic journey to North India and explore the wonders of our world. Readers will experience the Taj Mahal, explore ancient forts, ride an elephant, learn about traditional arts and crafts and gain cultural understanding.

Maya and Rajan Go to North India introduces young children to the concept of a bi-cultural heritage. Maya and Rajan have the opportunity to learn about their Indian heritage on this trip. As they grow up, they will learn that they are bi-cultural (Asian Indian and American) and they will learn how to weave their bi-cultural heritage into an identity that celebrates both. It helps them understand the richness of their heritage and important people like their extended family. The book also introduces their Indian cultural heritage to their friends and other children.


Maya and Rajan Go to North India is a wonderful resource for parents and a great read for the kids! The book is engaging, informative, and fun.

Madhuri Dixit

Perfect for kids in elementary school. The book has the tools for kids to do art projects, learn vocabulary words, make and taste new food, learn history, and explore a different culture. Seeing the pictures of Maya and Rajan was SUPER interesting to my girls. They love seeing other kids in action doing what they had just heard about. This book contains a wealth of information. After reading the book, I want to take my family to India, especially North India. I know a lot more and felt as though I had a great conversation with a friend about her trip.

Tarah Stovall

Books like Maya and Rajan go to North India are needed as our children are growing up in a multicultural society and becoming global citizens. As parents of a bicultural child, we look forward to sharing this book with our son to help him understand the diverse, exciting and complex world that he will inherit. This is an excellent book and we highly recommend it.

Paul Martin and Laury Taylor Martin

My 8 year old daughter and I truly enjoyed the book! It’s an amazing look into a wonderful and rich culture. We loved the part that taught us new words in the native language. The book has just the right mixture of great information, fun facts, and pictures to really make it a learning experience. The pictures looked like they belonged in a magazine!

Christine Rodriguez

Experiencing North India through the eyes of Maya and Rajan made the book very exciting to read. This book was useful from an educational perspective and taught us a great deal about the Indian culture even though we were already pretty knowledgeable on this subject. It also underscored the importance of exposing your family history and culture to your children early on so they can gain a sense of pride before perhaps others provide their own perspective on your culture. We plan to share it with many friends as it is just such a great demonstration of celebrating one’s culture.

Dr. Reginald and Mrs. Daryl-Lynn Roberts