Free Essays on Indian Culture

  1. Indian Culture: The Cynosure of All Eyes

    "Culture is the widening of the mind and of the spirit"- Jawaharlal Nehru Culture of India is the one of the richest in the whole world.Its the amalgamation of the various sub-cultures prevalent in differnt parts of the country."Unity in diversity" is truly justified when we see people from differnt ...

  2. How Has West Influenced the Indian Culture?

    Introduction: Culture is the set of patterns of human activity within a society or social group and the symbolic structures that give such activity significance. Customs, laws, popular styles, social standards, and traditions are all examples of cultural elements. The term culture refers to a state...

  3. Traditional and Non-traditional Culture

    Traditional and Nontraditional Cultures of India and the United StatesTraditional and nontraditional cultures incorporate different sets of beliefs, values and behaviors into the individuals involved within each culture. Traditional cultures are cultures that are based largely on beliefs, rules, symbols...

  4. Hindu Culture

    According to Merriam Webster website, culture is define as the integrated pattern of human knowledge, belief, and behavior that depends upon the capacity for learning and transmitting knowledge to succeeding generations, the customary beliefs, social forms, and material traits of a racial, religious...

  5. death is a gift

    into family where cultures as well as over protective parents hold you back from following your dream. Bend it like Beckham gives an insight into the life of Jesminder Bhamra, a typical Indian girl with a passion for football. Being raised in a family with a strong sense of culture, Jess was unable to...

  6. Advantages and Disadvantages of Retaining One's Culture in a New Country

    Abstract Retaining one’s culture in a new country has its advantages and disadvantages. The two advantages are chances of developing new successful business ideas and passing down cultural identity to their children while the disadvantages are restricted business development opportunities and forced...

  7. How Are the American and Indian Cultures Presented in "Mrs. Sen's"

    are the American and Indian Cultures presented in “ Mrs. Sen’s ” It is acknowledged that the world consists of variant cultures, each of whom its individuals have different beliefs, various traditions and diverse lifestyles. Consequently, when individuals move from one culture to another, the ability...

  8. World Cultures Final Exam Terms

    Relativism – judge culture on their own standards and values 3. Culturally different – one culture different from every other culture 4. Culture – total way of life of someone 5. Diffusion – mixing of different cultures from place to place 6. Ethnocentrism – belief that ones own culture is superior to...

  9. Dying Culture

    Dying Culture Native American culture relies on storytellers to preserve history facts and religion believes for future generations. Many storytellers have been repeating the same stories passed on from past generation. Storytellers are now viewed as crazy Indians by young and trendier culture because...

  10. Native American Culture in Fools Crow

    story that takes place in historical northwestern Montana, focusing on the life of an eighteen-year-old Pikunis Indian, White Man’s Dog. There is a lot to learn about Native American culture. In this book a reader will learn about what constitutes honor and wealth in this Native American society, what...

  11. How Alcohol Effected American Indians

    Lasting Effect on Native American Culture? History of the American Indian Professor Roger Carpenter December 14, 2009 Northern Native Americans were faced with many great hardships with the arrival of the Europeans, Spanish and the French. American Indians had thrived on American soil for...

  12. Holy Cow – Blessed Bovine-for the Love of the Cow

    physical world; it defines the relationships that are important for the maintenance of Indian society.” (p. 201). Some of the issues brought forth in the article are that of the interconnectedness of religion and culture, the functional/dysfunctional aspects of ‘cow worship’ in India, and the degrees and...

  13. American Indian Movement

    American Indian Movement The American Indian Movement has significantly improved over the past 30 years. American Indians have been on the move for almost 500 years. The movement has transformed policy making into programs and organizations that have served Indian people in many communities....

  14. The Oldest Living Indians

    Donna Panderos Anthropology 102 November 22, 2008 The Waraos, whose name means “Canoe people” in their language, are one of the oldest living Indians, and the second largest indigenous tribe in the country of Venezuela. They are native inhabitants of the Delta Orinoco River and family groups reside...

  15. Plains Indians

    In the latter half of the 19th century, the United States government was making efforts to limit Native American presence and culture in the Great Plains region, taking action in such steps as schooling, removal of cultural practices (Doc D), and civilization. (Doc H). Technological developments helped...

  16. Brazilian Culture

    of black slaves to work on plantations, international migration from European countries, Japan and China, and The mixing of these populations with Indians. These aspects are formed the modern Brazilian population. The official language of the country is Portuguese, moreover Brazilian Portuguese does not...

  17. Changing Values in Indian Culture

    of people are degenerating. I think that moral values of the youngsters of India are degenerating day by day because of our mimicry of the western culture. Moreover we are all aware of the fact that crime against women are increasing day by day. This is because of our narrow mindedness towards women. ...

  18. The Impact of Downsizing in Indian Organization

    IMPACT OF DOWNSIZING IN INDIAN ORGANISATION Abstract In this article first the word ‘downsizing’ is defined, A noted scholar recently assessed downsizing as "probably the most pervasive yet understudied phenomenon in the business world" (Cameron, 1994). As a part of liberalization...

  19. Indians of the Desert West

    cook your food without pots or pans. It is taken for granted every day the luxury of cooking utensils. Cooking was revolutionized by the Anasazi Indian tribe around 1000AD. Pottery was designed to be set directly on the fire. Farmers should be thankful to the Hohokam Indian’s who first created the...

  20. Discuss the Differences Betwwen African Slavery and Indian Indenture

    to sugar in large scale plantations created a need for labour that the existing population on the islands could not fill adequately. The native Neo-Indian population had dwindled significantly by this time, so the settlers considered indentured labourers from Europe. English and French indentured labourers...

  21. Motivation for Jackson’s Indian Removal Policy

    Motivation for Jackson’s Indian Removal Policy Andrew Jackson’s Indian Removal Policy illustrates his history as an aggressive Indian fighter, his commitment to maintaining state rights, and the influence of the popular opinion of the frontier states whom he depended on in the 1828 election. Jackson’s...

  22. Cherokee Indians

    RUNNING HEAD: CHEROKEE INDIAN TRIBE 1 THE CHEROKEE INDIAN TRIBE AND THE NEW WORLD CALVIN YOUNG AIU CHEROKEE INDIAN TRIBE 2 Abstract The Cherokee Indian were some of the first settlers in what is now the United States. They had...

  23. Commodification of Culture

    How is culture commodified in Asian Tourism Campaigns? Introduction What is culture? Culture rules practically every aspect of your life and like most people, you may be completely unaware of this. If asked, you would likely identify culture as music, literature, visual arts, architecture or language...

  24. The Comparison Between Malay, Chinese and Indian Wedding

    CHINESE AND INDIAN WEDDING All of the people in this world want to get married and have their on memories in the wedding ceremony. They will have the ceremony by their own ritual. The ritual is always by their parents. For the Malaysian, there are three races that are Malay, Chinese and Indian. In every...

  25. Culture of India

    Culture of India From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Jump to: navigation, search Bharatanatyam, one of eight designated classical dance forms of India. The culture of India refers to the religions, beliefs, customs, traditions, languages, ceremonies, arts, values and the way of life in India...

  26. Indians

    During the Westward Expansion People know about the conflict between the Indian's cultures and the settler's cultures during the westward expansion. Many people know the fierce battles and melees between the Indians and the settlers that were born from this cultural conflict. In spite of this, many...

  27. Culture Essay

     When growing up or living in a certain culture your perspective on others or the world can be greatly changed. This is clearly evident in stories like “An Indians Father's Plea” by Robert Lake and “By Any Other Name” by Santha Rama Rau. It is also evident in the self portrait “On the Borderline Between...

  28. The Indians

    The Indians where put on plots of land called reservations. The Indian tribes possessed or owned the land but the government had total supervision. There they could not hunt their own food, instead, had to live on government rations. The children could no longer speak in their native tongue and where...

  29. Indian Culture

    INDIA A country in South Asia. India is bounded by the Indian ocean on the south, Arabian sea in the south-west and bay of Bengal in the south-east. It shares borders with Pakistan in the west, china, Nepal and Bhutan in the north-east and with Burma and Bangladesh in the east. India’s Andaman Nicobar...

  30. Ashis Nandy and Culture-State Relationships

    Executive Summary of the Essay: 'Culture, State and the Rediscovery of Indian Politics' by Ashis Nandy "Bonfire of Creeds (The Essential Ashis Nandy)" eidted by Ashis Nandy, Oxford University Press, New Delhi, 2004. Submitted by: Syed Faisal Rehman 10SPHL 05 M. Phil: Dept of Political Science...

  31. The Symbolic Content of India's Culture

    The Symbolic Content of India’s Culture ANT 101 Cultural Anthropology Omisha Banks November 27, 2008 Professor Michelle Rogers Abstract Because culture is based on arbitrary symbols, a large but unknown amount of people’s cultural learning is unconscious and occurs as a normal part of life through...

  32. The Indian Culture

    The Indian culture instilled a sense of honor in me, which to the present day is contributing to the personal and intellectual development of me. My intellectual development has largely been cherished through my parents, who taught me the sense of honor for myself, and the family as family image was...

  33. Indian Ethos and Values

    INDIAN ETHOS MANAGMENET: Oxford defines ethos as “The characteristic Spirit and Beliefs of community/ people” which distinguishes one culture from the other. Indian ethos is drawn from the Vedas, the Ramayana, Mahabharat, the Bhagwadgita, and Upnishads. Right from the Vedic age it has been...

  34. The Hollywood Indian: the Portrayal of Native Americans in John Ford’s the Searchers and Arthur Penn’s Little Big Man

    The Hollywood Indian: The Portrayal of Native Americans in John Ford’s The Searchers and Arthur Penn’s Little Big Man Rachel Andrews November 30, 2005 The depictions of Native American in film have changed little over the history of the motion picture. The stories told hold fast to...

  35. Apache Indians

    Apache Indian Research Paper Apache, that very name struck unforgiving fear in the minds of settlers and tribes throughout the Great Plains and the southwest. Fierce Apache warriors were quick to learn the tactics of their enemies and use it against them. Not only were the Apache cheated by the Americans...

  36. Does Banning Fashion Shows and New Year Parties Save Our Culture

    Every country, every region is recognised by some particular features of their culture. It may be some food, attire, language or tradition. Like Chow Mein is eaten by people around the world, but it always reminds about Mainland China. Reiki, a healing and medication technique, always reminds about Japan...

  37. Indian Culture

    friend, there is a huge difference between indian and western culture. if you are the one who is asking- which one is the best then, i would say indian culture. some may not agree with me, but if you give a thought- then you might find me right. Indian culture has given many things to mankind. and it...

  38. Indian Culture

    INDIAN CULTURE Have you ever thought of the amazing progress we, as human beings, have made in various spheres of life, be it language, literature, art and architecture, science or religion? Have you ever wondered how all this has been possible? This happened because, we did not have to make a fresh...

  39. INDIAN DRAMA

    Indian drama in English Drama is a composite art in which the written word of the playwright is concretized when it becomes the spoken word of the actor on the stage. It involves the playwright, the actor, the audience, plot construction, characterization, dialogues, music, dance, posture, stage setting...

  40. Mary Oliver - Representation of the American Indians

    represents the American Indians as a group disenfranchised and dispossessed of their land, culture and language by the authoritative and dominant discourses fabricated in Western society. Her representation of the American Indian cultural identity in her two poems, Learning About the Indians and Tecumseh, is...

  41. Doingbus in Indian

    and government……………………………7 5. Culture………………………………………………8 6. Recommendation……………………………………10 7. Conclusion…………………………………….…….10 8. Reference……………………………………………11 1. Introduction Nowadays, due to India's population is constantly increasing, the Indian became more and more powerful economy...

  42. Indians and Buffalo

    powerful animals, which enabled the settlers to take over the prairies, force the Native Americans onto reservations, and nearly obliterate their cultures and religion. Buffalo slaughter crippled Native American numbers to the delight of the American government. Manifest destiny motivated westward...

  43. The Notion of a Caribbean Culture Is a Contradiction of Terms

    The issue of the existence of a Caribbean culture has evolved as a controversial topic. Some concede that due to the cultural diversity of the region, it is virtually impossible to cite a Caribbean culture as anything more than a figment of the imagination. Whereas, others with equal vehemence hold the...

  44. Yanomamo Culture

    I have chosen the Yanomamo culture. They are known as the “Stone Age Tribe this tribe has been discovered since the eighteenth centry. They are an Indian tribe that lives thick in the rainforest in bordering area of Brazil and Venezuela for thousands of years. They have any social roles within the...

  45. Identity in 'an Unknown Girl'

    form of body decoration with the dye of a plant. With the act of Hennaing, she seems to impart to the speaker significant feminine aspects of the culture. The hennaing comes out of a nozzle, slowly descending on her as her tradition was. The semi-solid henna is cool and a good conditioner, and therefore...

  46. Culture of Journal Sq.

    someone is studying. When asked to visit journal square, I did the observational work and saw what people are doing, who I saw and see the types of cultures that populate the place around the time I went to visit. Quantitative study is basically based on doing surveys that are short and simple...

  47. The Indian Peafowl

    Indian Peafowl The Indian Peafowl, Pavo cristatus, also known as the Common Peafowl or the Blue Peafowl, is one of the species of bird in the genus Pavo of the Phasianidae family known as peafowl. The Indian Peafowl is a resident breeder in the Indian subcontinent and has been introduced into many...

  48. Indian Suffrage

    Indian Suffrage Before the English arrived in the New world and began creating colonies, the American Indians lived in harmony and peace with natures. The American Indians were skilled hunters, farmers and used everything in their environment for survival or for essential necessities. They shared...

  49. VARIED DIMENSIONS OF INDIAN CULTURE AND THEIR MANIFESTATIONS AS RECREATIONAL ELEMENTS IN A CULTURAL THEME PARK

    THE CONTEXT • The culture of India is pluralistic in its character. It is composed of several segmental cultures, which may be similar or dissimilar to each other. • In India, popularity in terms of tourist promotion is limited to certain regions and their associated cultures only. Under this dissertation...

  50. Cuban Culture

    Cuban Culture The culture of Cuba is a complex mixture of different, often contrasting, factors and influences. Cuba is a meeting point of European, African, Chinese, and continental North American cultures; little of the original Amerindian culture survives. Since 1959, the Cuban Revolution has also...

  51. Indian Culture

    I think I like the Indian culture the most because it is the one culture that I have see give the most amount of respect to elders and stuff. like for example, when u leave home u go to ur grandpa, grandma, mom , dad and all the elders and get their blessings. Everything is done with the permission of...

  52. Indian Act

    The Indian Act is a Canadian federal law that governs in matters pertaining to Indian status, bands, and Indian reserves. Throughout history it has been highly invasive and paternalistic, as it authorizes the Canadian federal government to regulate and administer in the affairs and day-to-day lives...

  53. Indian Freedom Fighter

    Savarkar    Vinayak Damodar Savarkar Vināyak Dāmodar Sāvarkar (Marathi: विनायक दामोदर सावरकर) (May 28, 1883 – February 26, 1966) was an Indian politician and an Indian Independence Movement activist, who is credited with developing the Hindu nationalist political ideology Hindutva. He is considered to...

  54. Impact of Indian Community on the New Jersey Area

    Impact of Indian community on the New Jersey area “Nearly every third person who lives in Edison” New Jersey is originally from India (Texeira). For most of new Indians immigrants who have come to the US to fulfill their American Dream, New Jersey is the place they look for to live. They call New...

  55. Renewd Warfare Among Europeans and Indians

    Section Title: Renewed Warfare Among Europeans and Indians pp. 118-23 1. Albany Congress  • Delegates from seven northern and middle colonies gathered in Albany in response to the French threat • Delegates wanted to persuade the Iroquois to abandon their traditional neutrality...

  56. How We Dress

    this article I aim to show that there are some major changes in India because of television regarding clothing. Whilst there is cultural fusion of Indian and western style clothing, this fusion is happening in different ways for different groups. Status in clothing (Campbell 49) is also reflecting other...

  57. Different Cultures, Different

    Every society and culture has different ways of interpreting and defining occurrences by the way their own culture or society functions. "A society's culture, consists of whatever it is one has to know or believe in order to operate in a manner acceptable to its members"(Geertz 242). The rituals...

  58. Assessment of the Indian Tea Market 2014

    Assessment of the Indian Tea Market 2014 India is globally the second largest tea producer and consumer. The current tea market size in India is approximately INR 15000 crore and the industry derives its importance by virtue of being one of the major foreign exchange earners. The fact that India...

  59. Changes in the Land: Indians, Colonists, and the Ecology of New England

     In his book “Changes in the Land: Indians, Colonists, and the Ecology of New England”, Cronon is trying to examine how does the settlement of Europeans affect the environment of New England. Since all human consciously change their environments to some extent, it is hard to say the change is good...

  60. Indian culture

    work "say" about modern India? Can a reading of The Bhagavad Gita help us today to "recreate" life in Indian societies some 25 centuries ago? Can a reading of The Bhagavad Gita "disclose" elements of Indian life? It is doubtful that Emerson read The Bhagavad Gita as a guide to the world of the Hindoos...