India And Its Impact On The World

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India is one of the oldest civilizations in the world and dates back to 2500 BC. India is located in Southern Asia and has the second largest population in the world with over 1.2 billion inhabitants. India’s culture began flourishing during the Golden Age during the 4th century AD. Today India has a very vibrant and colorful culture that is easily recognized throughout the world. Attitudes and Values The attitudes and values that many Indians have is heavily influenced by their religion and their history. The prominent religion is Hinduism, which focuses on nirvana and being selfless. Today many Indians embrace being part of a group and maintaining harmony. Indians also value cooperation, this is because in the past cooperation was a…show more content…
Red is also the color that brides typically wear on their wedding day. Another color that is seen throughout the Indian culture is black, which is used to ward off evil. Often times when infants many Indians received a black dot on their chin to ward off any evil spirits. White is also an important color in Indian culture. It is the color that is worn at a funeral celebration and is the only color widows are allowed to wear. Some of the other colors that are seen in the Indian culture are blue, green, and yellow. Each of these colors have different meanings depending on religious beliefs. Language India has fourteen official languages but the most widely spoken in Hindi with over 41% of the population speak it as their primary language. The second most spoken language is Bengali with 8.1% followed by Teluga with 7.2%. The other eleven languages include Marathi, Tamil, Urdu, Gujarati, Kannada, Malayalam, Oriya , Punjabi, Assamese, Maithili, and other native tongue. English is also spoken in India but is used mostly in national and political communication. Religion Many of the cultural traditions found in India can be traced back to religion. India is known to be the land of spirituality and is the birthplace to four of the world’s major religions; these include Hinduism, Buddhism, Jainism and Sikhism. In India there are four prominent religions but they are not the same as the ones founded there. The largest religion in India is Hinduism with about
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