Saawan: “Fabric holding the diversity tightly”
By N.C. Joshi
The flavor of monsoon can be felt in all the facets of life in relation to the people of India. From the mighty Himalayas of the North to the oceans of the South, from the marshes of the Rann to the dense forests of the East, monsoon has influence over one and all. Indian climate is regarded as the best example of the monsoon climate. India has been a land of diversity. There is diversity of religion, language, habitation, social practice and so on. However, despite so many diversities there has been a common feature of celebration of festivals, which though differ in celebration style but still have similarity in bringing joy and happiness to the masses. The monsoon also provides a catalysing force in reinforcing this celebration and joy.