The Indian Culture Essay

1022 Words Feb 28th, 2009 5 Pages
The Indian Culture

The Indian Culture is a very interesting culture they have a lot of different ways of living, family relationships, foods, dress, and entertainment.

One of the great themes pervading Indian life is social interdependence. People are born into groups–families, clans, subcastes, castes, and religious communities–and live with a constant sense of being part of and inseparable from these groups. Social interaction is regarded as being of the highest priority in Indian families, and social bonds are expected to be long lasting. All social interaction involves constant attention to hierarchy, respect, honor, the feelings of others, rights and obligations, hospitality, and gifts of food, clothing, and other
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Loyalty to family is a deeply held ideal for almost everyone. Large families tend to be flexible and well- suited to modern Indian life, especially for the 67 percent of Indians who are farmers or agricultural workers or work in related activities.

Joint family is also common in cities, where kinship ties can be crucial to obtaining scarce jobs or financial assistance. Not infrequently, clusters of relatives live very near each other, easily available to respond to the give and take kinship obligations. Even when relatives cannot actually live in close proximity, they typically maintain strong bonds of kinship and attempt to provide each other with economic help, emotional support, and other benefits. Indian marriages are deemed almost necessary in the Indian society. Arranging a marriage is the responsibility of Indian parents and other relatives of both bride and groom. In India there is no greater event in a family than a wedding. Some parents begin marriage arrangements on the birth of a child, but most wait until later. The brides family usually hosts most of the ceremonies and pays for all the arrangements for large numbers of guests for several days, including accommodation, feasting, decorations, and gifts for the groom’s party. These arrangements are often extremely elaborate and expensive and are intended to enhance the status of the