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PowerPoint Presentation INDIAN CULTURE India is one of the world's oldest civilizations and one of the most populated countries in the world. The country's liveliness and generosity attract a number of tourists to its vibrant culture which is an amalgamation of religions, festivals, food, art, crafts, dance, music and many other subtle things. The 'Land of Gods' never needs a particular reason to celebrate. INTRODUCTION NAMASTE Namaḥ, to bow ; te, "to you.“ Namaskara is a common spoken greeting in Indian sub continent. FAMILY Family plays a significant role in the Indian culture.India has had a prevailing tradition of joint family. MARRIAGES For centuries, arranged marriages have been the tradition in Indian society though men and women have always had the choice of who they want to marry . SPIRITUALITY India is a birth place of Hindustan, Buddhism, Jainism and Sikkhism, collectively known as Indian Religions. India is secular country. Major Religions: Hindusm-79.8% Islam-14.2% Buddhism Jainism Sikhism Christianity RELIGION Harvest Festivals: Sankranti Pongal Onam Religious Festivals: Diwali Ganesh Chaturthi Holi Navratri Rakshabandhan Dussehra Durga Puja Buddh Purnima Christmas Eid and Ramadan FESTIVALS Major types of Cuisine:- North Indian: Mughlai, Punjabi, Kashmiri. Western Cuisine: Gujarati, Maharastrian, rajasthani, Goan. Eastern Cuisine: Bengali North Eastern: Southern Cuisine CUISINE Dance: Indian dance has diverse folk and classical forms Folk: Bhangra,Dandiya,Garba,Ghoomar Classical:Bharatnatyam,Kathak,Kuchipudi,Oddisi Theater: Folk Theater Puppet Theater Modern Theater Music: Folk Music: Bauls,Bhangra,Bhavageete, Dandiya,Lavani,popular music Qawwali,rabindra sangeet,Rajasthani Modern Music: Indi-pop Music,rock and Metal Music,Dance Music PERFORMING ARTS 1576 Mother Tongues!!! 29 Languages > 1 Million Speakers 60 Languages > 100,000 Speakers 122 Languages > 10,000 Speakers Two Major Groups: Indo-European or Indo-Aryan Languages Dravidian Languages Northern Indian: Gujarati,Hindi,Marathi,Punjabi Sindhi,Bengali and Oriya Southern India: Tamil,Kannada,Malyalam,Telugu LANGUAGES The uniqueness of Indian culture lies in its strong social system and family values . The guests are considered as gods and are treated with respect and love, even if by foregoing some of the personal pleasures. A Hindu wife never speaks the name of her husband . Only people of the same age will address each other by first name. INDIAN TRADITION There is a great diversity among different regions of India in terms of language, cuisine, culture and dress, but though we all are different we all are Indians. We owe a lot of the Indians who taught us how to count, without which no worthwhile scientific discovery could have been made. -Albert Einstein Presented By: KOMAL AKHANI CONCLUSION