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CULTURES OF INDIA

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CULTURES OF INDIA

  1. 1.  INTRODUCTION  RELIGION AND SPIRITUALITY  LANGUAGES  PERFORMING ARTS -DANCE -MUSIC  ARCHITECTURE  CUISINE  CLOTHING  CONCLUSION
  2. 2. The culture of India refers to the way of life of the people of India. India’s languages, dances, music, architecture, food and customs differ from place to place within the country. Many elements of India’s diverse cultures such as Indian religion, yoga, Indian cuisine had a profound impact across the world.
  3. 3. ∙ India is a birth place of Hinduism, Buddhism, Jainism and Sikkhism, collectively known as Indian Religions. ∙ India is one of the most religiously diverse nations.
  4. 4. Family plays a significant role in the Indian culture. India has had a prevailing tradition of joint hindu family system. For centuries, arranged marriages have been the tradition in Indian society though men and women have always had the choice of who they want to marry. The divorce rate is extremely low compared with about 50% in the United States. Namaste, Namaskar or Namaskara or Namaskaram, Vanakkam Namoshkaar is a common spoken greeting in indian sub continent. Taken deeply, it means “ I BOW TO YOU”
  5. 5.  There are 415 living languages.  Two official languages of communication- Hindi and English  Other languages include gujarati, marathi, tamil, telgu, urdu, sanskrit, punjabi and many more.
  6. 6. Indian dance too has diverse folk and classical forms. Among the well known folk dances are the bhangra of Punjab, Bihu of Assam, the chhau of Jharkhand, Odisi of Orissa, ghoomar of Rajasthan, dandiya and garba of Gujarat and Lavani of Maharashtra.
  7. 7. Indian architecture has evolved through various ages in different regions of the country. Apart from these natural and obvious evolution from the pre- historic and historic periods, evolution of Indian architecture was generally affected by the emergence and decay of great empires and dynasties in the sub-continent .
  8. 8. The cuisine in India is classified into three major categories- Sattva, Rajas and Tamas.
  9. 9. There is a great diversity among different regions of India in terms of language, cuisine, culture and dress. But though we all are different we all are Indians. We owe a lot of the Indians who taught us how to count, without which no worthwhile scientific discovery could have been made. -Albert Einstein Presented By: Jenisha Domadia & Vidhi Chheda

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