Perceptions of Indian Culture

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“Unity in diversity” – those aren’t simply words, however, something which can be especially relevant to a country like India which is incredibly rich in culture and heritage. The country’s liveliness, frankness and generosity attract a number of tourists to its colourful way of life that’s an amalgamation of religions, festivals, food, art, crafts, dance, tune, and many different subtle things.”

The idea of ‘Indian culture’ is totally complicated and complex. Because Indian citizens are divided into diverse ethnic, religious, caste, linguistic, and regional groups. This is why the idea of Indian identification poses certain problems and presupposes a chain of assumptions about what concisely the expression “Indian” means.

 “Unity in diversity” – those are not just in sayings but something which is strongly especially relevant to a country like India which is incredibly rich in culture and heritage.

The country’s liveliness, frankness and generosity attract a number of tourists to its colourful way of life that’s a mixture of religions, festivals, food, art, crafts, dance, music, and many different other cheering things. 

Everything, from the culture and values to customs, rituals, and traditions, is ‘unique’ in this ‘Land of Gods’ as per our Vedic and other spiritual things still followed.  

India is a country of various cultures with many languages, religions, and traditions. Children start through coping and mastering to simply accept and assimilate into this range. Indians, like all people else withinside the world, need to be dealt with as unique, as individuals, need to specific themselves and search for innovation.

According to Amartya Sen of Kolkata, the India-born Nobel Laureate in Economics, the culture of present-day India is a complicated blend of its historic traditions, impacts from the effects of colonialism over centuries, and the current Western way of life – each collaterally and dialectically.    

Sen observes that outside snapshots of India in the West frequently tend to emphasize the difference – actual or imagined – between India and the West.

There is an extensive inclination in the Western countries to distance and spotlight the differences in Indian culture from the mainstream of Western traditions, in preference to find out and display similarities.    

Western writers and media usually miss, in crucial ways, important elements of Indian culture and traditions. The deep-seated heterogeneity of Indian traditions, in different parts of India, is disregarded in that homogenized description of India.

Many Western books stated that Indians were strict, orthodox, conservative and etc. But research suggests that everything takes time we are in the land where great freedom fighters are born, where God lives and still worships. We respect and admire all. Nothing is constant and we are happy as we are and I think that’s enough.

If in total I sum-up, then we Indians came up with our culture which we gain from our family, Gurus, and others, with greeting gestures to showing respect to elders. We have grown, teach these things during our upbringing.

We are in the land of gods whom we follow where we have faiths and we admired it. Though we have diversities, it is our strength to live a life filled with love and peace.

Now almost in every corner of the world Indians are omnipresent and showing their talents in every field whether it’s technology, fashion, studies, medicine, etc. Our food, festivals are every time trending on social media.

So, as an Indian I can proudly say India’s culture, it’s not just culture it’s an emotion for every Indian within India or outside.

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Kriti Verma
Kriti Verma
Kriti Verma is a PGD in Mass Communication student from Jadavpur University, Kolkata and she is doing internship under Asiana Times.

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