MeeraMasi is a company that focuses on introducing Indian language, traditions and culture through high-quality products, including books, audio CDs, DVDs, and interactive toys.
MeeraMasi means Meera Aunty. The idea for the company came about when two Indian sisters, who had immigrated to the USA, wanted to teach their kids the language and culture. They called their new company MeeraMasi since they were hoping they books and products would help take the place of their beloved Aunties in India who would normally have helped teach their children Indian nursery rhymes. They came up with picture books with Hindi nursery rhymes as well as English rhymes translated into Hindi. The books include the Hindi script and English transliteration, and come with a CD so that non-Hindi speaking parents can get the right pronunciation! A big help for those of us in who are in intercultural Indian relationships.
Some of their products include other Indian languages as well, including, Gujarati and Punjabi. MeeraMasi even lets you become an “Ambassador” – by selling their products locally. You could also host a MeeraMasi party or fundraiser to raise money for a non-profit organization. Click here to visit the MeeraMasi website. For other posts about learning Indian languages, click here.