fundamentals of indian Culture

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What is culture?:

Culture is defined as; the tanning and the refinement of mind, taste and Manner : the Intellectual side of a civilization. The basic elements of the culture are : Moral values, norms, Folklore, Religious and ideas. The Ethical values are the most important part of any Culture What is culture?

Indian Culture :

Few countries in the world have such an ancient and diverse culture as India's. Stretching back in an unbroken sweep over 5000 years, India's culture has been enriched by successive waves of migration which were absorbed into the Indian way of life. It is this variety which is a special hallmark of India. Its physical, religious and racial variety is as immense as its linguistic diversity. Underneath this diversity lies the continuity of Indian civilization and social structure from the very earliest times until the present day. Modern India presents a picture of unity in diversity to which history provides no parallel. Here is a catalogue of everything Indian. Indian religions, festivals, rituals, artifacts, monuments, costumes, music and dance, language and literature I n dian Culture

Basic Fundamentals of Indian Culture:

Following are the basic fundamentals of Indian Culture ; Unity In Diversity Continuity and Changing Blend Of tradition and modernity Indian Culture is flexible Indian culture is expressional Basic Fundamentals of Indian Culture

Unity In diversity :

India is a land of diverse cultures, religions and communities. There is great diversity in our traditions, manners, habits, tastes and customs. Each and every region of the country portrays different customs and traditions. But though we speak different languages yet we are all Indians. 'Unity in Diversity' has been the distinctive feature of our culture. To live peacefully has been our motto and this motto has helped us to achieve independence Unity In diversity

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People from different background and culture participated in India's struggle for freedom. The national leaders, particularly Mahatma Gandhi, Nehru, Azad and Bose had coined the slogan unity in diversity There are numerous others who were also involved. Be it Hindu, Muslim, Buddhist, Jain and Sikhs everybody had a single identity of being an Indian It should be understood that all of us have multiple identities religious, linguistic, cultural, regional and caste identities. No one can claim single identity. One who demands single identity i.e. national identity does not recognize the reality but during India's struggle for freedom no one thought in that manner they just thought of India's independence. Modern India presents a picture of unity in diversity where people of different faiths and beliefs live together in peace and harmony. Still today also India remains one of the most ethnically diverse countries in the world.

Continuity and Changing:

Indian culture is has the Continuity and changing nature in it. Indian culture is as old as Indus Civilization. Cast and cast Marriage is the one of the example of continuity which we follows traditionally . From the Earlier time Indian Society was divide in to four 4 casts Brahaman , Kshatriya , Vaishya and Shudra and their work is also allotted on the basis of the cast . But in the modern time any one can do any work there is no cast system and rarer inter cast marriages also takes place now days . Continuity and Changing

From castism to Soclisum :

F rom castism to Soclisum Earlier Cast Divisions way to Equality

Blend Of tradition and modernity:

We lives in the modern time but we still follow our tradition . Modernity in out dressing style, behavior language and way of living. We follow the social rule and regulation which was derived by our Traditional civilization like we doing Hawans , Gau sewa etc. Interaction is necessary because it is Important that how you accept their culture. If you are accepting good things then the culture grows, but if you accept negative aspects then culture crises Blend Of tradition and modernity

Hawan(Yagya) In moderne time :

Hawan(Yagya) In moderne time

Indian Culture is flexible:

Indian Culture is flexible, it has a large number of indigents in it. When Islamic comes we accept their positive aspects (like end of the devadasis partha ), when British comes we accept their positive aspects (like sati partha , and other social disorders). Flexibility is the key function of any culture and we are accepting the changes and grow with the change. In today’s time we cooperating with other regions like Sikhism, Islamic, Buddhism, Jainism etc Indian Culture is flexible

Culture Fussion :

Culture Fussion

Indian culture is expressional:

Indian culture is expressional their are many Dances, Dramas, Different Type of Music, sculpture art, skit etc, are the way of expression. We follows them from the traditional point of view generation by generation This one of the part of our heritage, In America Peoples who belong to India, also follow the Indian festival, celebrate them in their community. This represents the connection of their soul to the tradition Indian culture is expressional

Conclustion :

These are the some of the basic fundamentals of Indian culture, Indian culture has an Ancient civilization, and it is almost impossible to define in clear-cut time boundaries Indian culture is the essence of live of The Indians Conclustion

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Presented by : Deepakraj Verma BTM 1 st Roll No. 6002 Submitted to : Miss Preeti Chitra

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