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Indian at a glance

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Indian at a glance

  1. 2. <ul><li>History of India </li></ul><ul><li>Languages </li></ul><ul><li>Religion </li></ul><ul><li>Festivals </li></ul><ul><li>Bollywood </li></ul><ul><li>Dress </li></ul><ul><li>Food </li></ul><ul><li>Summary </li></ul>
  2. 3. <ul><li>India lies across the Tropic of Cancer </li></ul><ul><li>It is multicultural with a rich diversity of languages and traditions </li></ul><ul><li>On August 15 , 1947 India gained independence </li></ul><ul><li>It is the home to many religions , for example Hinduism , Islam etc. </li></ul><ul><li>India has borders with Pakistan , China , Nepal and Bangladesh </li></ul>
  3. 5. <ul><li>Hindi is spoken by 40% of the population </li></ul><ul><li>While Hindi is the official language , English is the working language of many workers </li></ul><ul><li>Assamese is the state language of Assam </li></ul><ul><li>Marathi is a language that dates back to the 13 th century </li></ul><ul><li>Urdu is the state language of Jammu and Kashmir , and is used by the majority of Muslims in India </li></ul>
  4. 6. <ul><li>India is home to Hinduism , Islam , Christianity , Buddhism and Sikhism </li></ul><ul><li>Religion is a everyday way of life </li></ul><ul><li>All major events are celebrated in a religious context </li></ul><ul><li>While each religious community has it's own pilgrimage sites , heroes , legends and even culinary specialties , there are many places of worship </li></ul>
  5. 7. MAJOR RELIGIONS OF INDIA Hinduism 82% Islam 12% Sikhism 2% Christianity 2% Buddhism 0.8% Jainism 0.4%
  6. 8. Two main Festivals of India <ul><li>Holi - Festival of Colour </li></ul><ul><li>A spring harvesting festival, Holi is celebrated with gaiety and wild abandon </li></ul><ul><li>Diwali - Festival of Light </li></ul><ul><li>Diwali or Deepaavali means an Array of Lamps. This is one of the major festivals in the Hindu calendar </li></ul>
  7. 9. <ul><li>A spring festival , usually celebrated in March </li></ul><ul><li>Holi also celebrates Krishna , and the legend of Holika and Prahalad </li></ul><ul><li>Although Holi has religious roots there are few religious things to do </li></ul><ul><li>A very exuberant festival, with dancing , singing , and throwing of paint </li></ul><ul><li>Holi features gender rivalry, with contests between men and women , and public flirting </li></ul>
  8. 10. <ul><li>Diwali is one of the most vibrant and colourful globally celebrated festivals by the Hindus , Sikhs and Jains </li></ul><ul><li>The name 'Diwali' has been derived from a Sanskrit word (the ancient Hindu scripture) called 'Deepavali' </li></ul><ul><li>'Deepa' meaning 'light' and 'Avali' meaning 'row' which literally means 'row of lights‘ </li></ul><ul><li>Hence the essence of Diwali is often referred to as the 'festival of lights' </li></ul><ul><li>This auspicious celebration means as much to Hindus as Christmas means to Christians </li></ul>
  9. 11. <ul><li>The first exposure to motion pictures which India received was in 1896 </li></ul><ul><li>The first Indian film with sound was directed by Ardershir Irani , and was released on March 14, 1931 </li></ul><ul><li>Bollywood is the largest film producer in India and one of the largest centers of film production in the world. </li></ul>
  10. 12. <ul><li>Indian dressing styles are marked with wide choice of textures and styles </li></ul><ul><li>T he sari , is elegant and increasingly becoming a fashion statement in urban India </li></ul><ul><li>W estern dressing styles are increasingly gaining popularity among the urban youth </li></ul><ul><li>The fashion industry is currently growing at a fast rate </li></ul>
  11. 13. <ul><li>Most Indian cuisines are related by similiar usage of spices </li></ul><ul><li>There is an enormous variety of local styles </li></ul><ul><li>Kashmiri and Mughlai cuisines show strong central Asian influences </li></ul><ul><li>Indian food is very popular in the Western world </li></ul>
  12. 14. <ul><li>India is multicultural with a rich diversity of languages and traditions </li></ul><ul><li>Hindi is spoken by 40% of the population </li></ul><ul><li>India is home to Hinduism , Islam , Christianity , Buddhism and Sikhism </li></ul><ul><li>Holi and Diwali are the main religious festivals in India </li></ul><ul><li>The first exposure to motion pictures which India received was in 1896 </li></ul><ul><li>The fashion industry is currently growing at a fast rate </li></ul><ul><li>Indian food is very popular in the Western world </li></ul>

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