Amma, Take Me to the Dargah of Salim Chishti
Come, explore the places where we worship!
Travel with Amma and her boys to the fascinating fortress city of Fatehpur Sikri.
Hear the story of why the great Mughal emperor Akbar visited the Sufi saint Shaikh Salim Chishti and then had a mausoleum built in his honour. Walk through the imposing Buland Darwaza. Admire the majestic architecture
of the sprawling quadrangle. Hear the soulful notes of azan wafting from the Jama Masjid. Tie a thread in the delicate jali screens as you make a wish. Behold the dargah of Salim Chishti shining like a white pearl in an oasis of red sandstone. Listen to Amma with your eyes and ears wide open, for this whirlwind of a journey promises to leave you mesmerized!
Told through interesting stories with captivating illustrations, this new series introduces readers to the history of different faiths and their associated monuments.
Bhakti Mathur took to writing in 2010 when she created the popular Amma, Tell Me series of children's picture books about Indian festivals and mythology. After a long stint as a banker, she now juggles her time between her writing, her passion for yoga and long-distance running, and her family. She lives in Hong Kong with her husband, their two children and two dogs. She holds a master of fine arts degree in creative writing from the University of Hong Kong and freelances as a journalist. When not writing or running after her young boys, Bhakti is happiest curled up with a book in one hand
and a hot cup of chai in the other. To know more, visit her at www.bhaktimathur.com.