Appraising aspects of Society and Culture of India
India has always been one of the most exceptional countries that have considered its society and cultural values walking hand in hand. Indian society has seen fluctuating blending parameters because of its civilizations. The Indian society had one of the powerful legacies and empires. From the Vedic Civilization to Medieval period the geographical aspects focused on the growth of various dominant successions. Hinduism, Buddhism and Jainism have often treated as a merged dynasty. With the diversity in religions, philosophy and cuisine Indian culture has extended impact on the Indian society. Indian culture consists of various communities and religions since thousands of millennia’s.
Civilization in India by its Religions
Consisting of different culture and social values, with 29 states India is one of the most populated countries in the world. The history of the Indian society and culture was influenced by various religions at an historical extent. There are various fusions between the Hindus, Muslims, Jains, Sikhs and Buddhists along with tribals in India.
Festivals in India are considered to be intermediating togetherness, love, prosperity and good health amongst the Indians. With a multi-cultural, ethnic and religious society, national holidays are also considered to be a part of celebration in India. With probably around 100 festivals a year along with multiple religions culture that it belongs creates an overwhelming preparation.
There are a wide range of food preparation delicacies, techniques and presentations are considered to be India’s identity. Everything is auspicious from spices, breads, vegetarian; meat sauces, chutneys, pickles, salads etc are considered a complex. Milk is one of the primary elements of India. There has been a huge diversity when it comes to the cuisine of India that influenced various cultural groups throughout the history.
Since generations, Indian culture and society has strengthened joint family system. Usually the head of the family is considered the oldest person, who takes important decisions and rules over the family, marriages on another hand pursue different ideologies. Kanyadaan, Saptapadi and Panigrahana are some of the key Hindu wedding rituals. Islamic wedding follows Nikah, Cristian weddings etc are some of the customs practised otherwise.
Languages and Literature
Sanskrit, Indo-Aryan and Indo-European languages are the earliest languages. At the final stage various languages like Hindi, Gujarati, Marathi, Bengali, Punjabi, Tamil, Urdu, Malyalam, etc are some of the important languages being spoken at the current period.
Indian philosophy had an intense history. There was integration in the formative years that led to several competitions. Mahatma Gandhi, Buddha and Rishabhanatha consider Ahimsa as one of the significant propaganda. This led to the togetherness of the Indians to fight against the British Raj.
With so much to render, India has always been a welcoming country that has created an impact on the various communities like British, Arabs and Moguls. All of these communities have chosen India for its wealthy culture, religion, cuisines, philosophy, literature etc. due to which various aspects of the Indian society and culture has been a remarkable journey since the time of its existence and still continuing.