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 necessity for a group or family to survive. When it comes to money in it not very common for someone in India to have a savings account; this also dates back into the history when many people lived off the land and felt they had an abundance of resources. They would give to others before they would consider saving for the future.
Aesthetics have an important role in the Indian culture. Most important is color. No matter the region or religion color is a prominent aspect in Indian culture. In India color is used as a form of expression and brings together people from different walks of life. For many Indian celebrations color has an important role. Red is associated with one of the most famous goddesses in the Hindu religion and…

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