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Indian Nationalism and Indian Independence - Within the context of the period 1847-1947 to what extent was Indian independence primarily the result of the growth of Indian nationalism. The decision to grant independence to India was not the logical culmination of errors in policy, neither was it as a consequence of a mass revolution forcing the British out of India, but rather, the decision was undertaken voluntarily. Patrick French argues that: “The British left India because they lost control over crucial areas of the administration, and lacked the will and the financial or military ability to recover that control”....   [tags: Indian Independence Essays]
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Love and Lust in Indian Literature - The pursuit of love and pleasure is well documented in Indian literature and theoretical texts, its sensual and powerful nature weaving its way into the history of Indian culture. Kama, as this pursuit is so called, is all encompassing of pleasures of both carnal and more educated stature, such as the pursuit of enjoyment in drama and musical endeavors. In the literature based on the more literal sense of “love between two people” there are two distinct types of this affection: that of the carnal desire that all people possess, no matter their strength of ascetic beliefs, and the sacred love that is felt between husband and wife....   [tags: Indian Literature] 1301 words
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The Role of the Election Commission in Indian Democracy - The Role of the Election Commission in Indian Democracy OBJECTIVE: The project report will tend to work upon providing the readers an insight into the body called the Election Commission of India. The report will try to formulate a collection of information regarding the establishment of the body, its utility in the country’s political sphere. The report will also bring about the technicalities regarding the same. Like its membership, chairmanship, and about the method of its working. Ailing from that facet the report would be picking up the powers of this body....   [tags: Indian Government]
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Fly Ash Bricks in the Indian Market - This research study focuses on finding the scope of fly ash bricks in Indian market. As with changing modes of construction and time new construction material and new technologies are in demand. Bricks are the most important material of construction and they are mostly facing the changes and without bricks any type of construction is incomplete. The convectional red bricks were used for a very long period of time but now people are facing many problems because of disturbance in the environment, as these bricks are very hazardous for the eco system....   [tags: Indian Market]
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The Growth of Indian English Novel - Introduction to Indian English Literature: English, the language of international status, is especially remarkable for its flexible and variable character. It is not tied down to typical English conventions and social, cultural and literary background in various countries when it is read and spoken. It, on the other hand, has come under the dominant influence of the cultural and social background of the countries concerned. The geographical, climatic, social and cultural conditions prevalent in a country have determined the character of written and spoken English....   [tags: Indian English Literature]
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The Trail of Tears: Indian Genocide - “Our nation was born in genocide when it embraced the doctrine that the original American, the Indian, was an inferior race.” -― Martin Luther King Jr. The Trail of Tears is a historical title given to an event that happened in 1838.In this event, the Cherokee community of Native Americans was forced by the USA government to move from their native home in the Southern part of the contemporary America to what is known as the Indian territories of Oklahoma. While some travelled by water, most of them travelled by land....   [tags: Cherokee Indian Removal]
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Yajnaseni – A Synonym of Indian Woman - Indian tradition has awarded highest regard to a woman, considered her a mother, who is regarded as the epitome of purity and inviolability. India has always had a special place for women in almost every ritualistic practice in the society. A woman is free to take part in any spiritual and social service unlike many cultures in the society. And women from time immemorial have exhibited their dynamic energy, devoted efforts and dedicated service for their family, society and every other field where they have got an opportunity or platform to perform....   [tags: mother, women's rights, Indian culture]
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Feminism and Indian Realities - It is claimed that the tide is changing; Indian women are attaining their freedom (White, 1). Are they really. Many people in India still want a daughter, or daughter-in-law like Sita (Mangharam, 1). Why. Isn’t being an individual better than being Sita. Is not the uniqueness of each individual what makes the world unique. If all the girls imitate Sita, where is this uniqueness. Feminist perspective believes that being Sita takes a women’s right away. Every woman should not be expected to be Sita, just because she seemed obedient and a great wife in the book Ramayana (Anand, 1)....   [tags: Indian Women, Freedom]
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Poverty and Corruption: Indian Slums in A Nutshell - Poverty: the state of being extremely poor. Corruption: dishonest conduct by those in power, typically involving bribery. This is how many define poverty and corruption; however, without familiarity, words are just words – different combinations of the same twenty-six letters. Without actually experiencing either in one’s life, those of fortune can never truly understand the implications, associations, and repercussions of each, which is made evident by studying those who are living in rundown, despairing slums, which “for the purpose of census, has been defined as a residential area where dwellings are unfit for human habitation by reasons of dilapidation, overcrowding … lack of ventilation...   [tags: Poverty, Indian Slums]
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Caste System, The Scourge of Indian Civilization - Caste system has been the scourge of Indian civilization and culture. The battle against this oppressive and inhuman is older than even some of the great religions of the world. The first warrior to wage against this system was probably Gautam Buddha who waged the war against this inhuman system in 6th century B.C. No doubt, Buddha was able to put some dents in the system, but after the Nirvana of Buddha, the system once again rose like a phoenix and gained strength to crush humanity. In fact, the system has proved to be the most agile and resilient against the liberal human traditions....   [tags: indian culture, religion]
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Introduction to Classical Indian Literary Tradition - This human life is believed to have evolved with difficulty after millions of birth. While on the other hand, the theory of “Karma” states that this birth and deaths are the results of one’s own action, and this human form is a unique opportunity to come out of this continuous circle of birth and death. With this life we are gifted with the power of “free will”. It suggests that unlike other animals we being the supreme organisms on the planet not only have the power to control nature, but also possess the capacity to use the free will....   [tags: indian tradition, free will, sanskrit] 1007 words
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2004 Indian Ocean Earthquake - The 9.0 magnitude Indian Ocean earthquake was caused by subduction under the Indian Ocean. Earthquakes are usually caused by convection currents leading to subduction/convergent currents. Convection currents is caused by magma rising from the deepest part of the earth, then slowly cooling, sinking again then re-heating, then rising upwards basically repeating the rising and cooling then re-heating cycle over and over again. The plates are separated from each other and they move apart, the plates then obviously hit another plate right next to it causing subduction....   [tags: earthquake, indian ocean, convection current]
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The Role of Women in Indian Life - Women were important in Indian Life, because they kept the group going, they kept them in food, not by hunting, but when the men come back they prepare the meat, and make it edible and preserve it for weeks to come. Whether the band will starve or not is down to the women. If the tribe needs to pack up and leave, it’s down to the women to do it quick and efficiently, and it’s up to them to carry it. When the men are out hunting the women have to collect sticks to hang the skins off it, so it can dry out to be used for tipis, for coats and saddles....   [tags: women, indian, native americans, feminism, gender,] 419 words
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The Beatles Experimental Influence With Indian Music - In the earlier stages of their career and success, The Beatles were established as a pop rock group within the world of music. Despite the fact that this was their marker of sound, The Beatles were always thriving to experiment with their music and this showed that they had the power to diversify their sound. By broadening their horizons with Indian music, and culture it represented their development, growth, and eclectic ways with songwriting. Overall, it can be argued that the music and philosophy of India influenced The Beatles approach and exploration with songwriting through their experimentation with music....   [tags: ravis shankar, indian music, the beatles]
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Feminism in Indian English and Tamil literature - The term 'feminism' has its origin from the Latin word lemina' meaning 'woman'. It refers to the advocacy of women's rights, status and power at par with men on the grounds of 'equality of sexes'. In other words, it relates to the belief that women should have the same social, economic and political rights as men. The term became popular from the early twentieth century struggles for securing women's suffrage or voting rights in the western countries, and the later well-organized socio-political movement for women's emancipation from patriarchal oppression....   [tags: lemina, women's right, indian women]
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Indian Encounters:The Turks, The Mongols, and Islam - A society that is often overlooked that has made great achievements and who has had a significant impact on modern day society is nonetheless, India and ancient Indian civilization. After the fall of the Gupta Empire in 480, small kingdoms throughout the region, which was invaded by the Turks and Mongols, but was not conquered, would rule India. The northern parts of India frequently were raided and invaded by the Turks, all the way from Afghanistan to Central Asia. Muslim Turks decided to rule a state in north India called the Delhi sultanate, which was ruled for several centuries, and in the mean time Islam gained its adherents throughout the southern regions of Asia....   [tags: indian civilization, muslim turks, mongols]
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Examination of The Indian Child Welfare Act (ICWA) of 1978 - Each year, there are thousands of children that are misplaced from their families and are seeking a permanent living placement. Their permanent placement may be found with family members or friends, or even through a private adoption. There are federal laws and state mandates that are implemented to ensure that the best interests of all children involved in an adoption or placement proceedings are heard. The best interests and needs of a child may include educational needs, medical needs, housing/placement preferences, or finding a family that reflects the ethnic and cultural heritage of the child in question....   [tags: Indian Child Welfare Act]
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Indian Removal Act - Indian Removal Act From the time of Thomas Jefferson’s term as president the United States government was trying to encourage Indians to adapt to the ways of the white people living in the United States (Out of Many 280). Many groups of Indians refused to adapt to these ways causing them to be removed from their land in the East to land in the West (Out of Many 280). Some Indian tribes refused to move making the federal government sign treaties to remove Indians from their land which, opened up room for white settlers (Out of Many 280)....   [tags: American History, Cherokees, Indian Tribes] 1181 words
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Lack of Unity During the French and Indian War - In previous wars, such as The French and Indian War, the colonists lacked unity. During the French and Indian War, the Indians mocked and laughed at the difficulty of pulling and working together to fight and win. The Sugar Act and Stamp Act, tax raising revenues, sparked anger among the colonists. As England issued more unfair taxes and restricted the right to protest against the unjust laws, Americans saw the importance and the strength of acting as one unified nation. Nevertheless, despite the efforts of reconciliation, such as the Olive Branch Petition, England continued to trample on the rights of the colonists, leading to a war for freedom....   [tags: French and Indian War, Revolutionary America, ] 621 words
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Use of Hofstede's Five Dimensional Model to Analyze Indian Culture - The purpose of this paper is to do a personal assessment of Indian culture. I will also be explaining Hofstede's five dimensional model, will use it to analyze the Indian culture and talk about the five dimensional model from my own observations. Hofstede has identified five different cultural dimensions. These dimensions include power-distance, individualism/collectivism, masculinity/femininity, uncertainty avoidance and lastly long term orientation. According to Hofstede, power distance is the first dimension which translates to how all individuals in a society aren't equal and there is a decent amount of inequality when it comes to the division of power....   [tags: Mumbai, Indian culture ]
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An Eco-Critical Approach; A Study of Select North East Indian Poets - The study of ecology has gained immense popularity in the recent years as people have become more concerned about the deteriorating environment and eco-system. Thus, in the field of literature, a new approach, Ecocriticism which mainly deals with a critical reading of literary texts in relation to environment, nature and literature, has come forward. As the basic definition suggests that ecocriticism studies the 'relationship between literature and environment'. The paper tries to delve into this issue with specific references to the poetry of the Northeast India....   [tags: ecosystem, ecocrticism, indian poets]
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The French and Indian War Led to the Revolutionary War - The French and Indian War, which happened between 1754 and 1763 was a stepping-stone for what would become known as the Revolutionary War. The French and Indian War was originally a dispute over the Ohio River Valley. The French considered it their territory, where as the English considered it theirs. While it was a territorial dispute between the countries, the war took place in the colonies. The colonist fought bravely beside the British, whereas the Indians sided with the French. At the beginning all the countries wanted was to claim the Ohio River Valley as their own; however, the outcome of the war was very different....   [tags: French and Indian Wa, Revolutionary War, history, ] 800 words
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Ernest Hemingway's Indian Camp - Ernest Hemingway Indian Camp From a fishing trip the local doctor is summoned to an Indian village to assist a woman in labour. With him are his young son and an older male relative. Although all women helped the pregnant Indian woman, the men "moved off up the road". They want not to hear her screaming. The men are fed up with it. Maybe it is also an Indian ritual that only women are allowed to see the woman being in labour. The Indians are not interest in the childbirth. Hemingway brought a metaphor in: "dark"....   [tags: Ernest Hemingway, Indian Camp] 842 words
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Postcolonialism in Ernest Hemingway's Indian Camp - Ernest Hemingway attempts to describe the interactions of white Americans and Native Americans in his short story “Indian Camp.” By closely reading this short story using a Postcolonialist approach, a deeper understanding of the colonization and treatment of the Native Americans by the white Americans can be gained. Hemingway uses an almost allegorical story as he exposes the injustices inflicted by the white oppressors through his characters. Through his characters Hemingway expresses the traits of the colonizer and the colonized....   [tags: Ernest Hemingway, Indian Camp] 1721 words
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IITian: Indian Institutes of Technology - The purpose of this report is to help the student community understand the culture and life of IITian. Also to discuss major issues and things to be given care or attention at IIT. This will help the IIT system to understand the problem and thinking of students. Also will give students a brief idea about IIT and will help them to take their decision well. We adopted a proper methodology for this project, we prepare the survey, questionnaire discussing with professor. After that we selected the target students to have the variety and all kinds of possibility....   [tags: Informational Research Paper IIT Indian Technology] 962 words
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American Indian Movement: Activism and Repression - American Indian Movement: Activism and Repression      Native Americans have felt distress from societal and governmental interactions for hundreds of years. American Indian protests against these pressures date back to the colonial period. Broken treaties, removal policies, acculturation, and assimilation have scarred the indigenous societies of the United States. These policies and the continued oppression of the native communities produced an atmosphere of heightened tension. Governmental pressure for assimilation and their apparent aim to destroy cultures, communities, and identities through policies gave the native people a reason to fight....   [tags: Indian Native American History Essays]
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Symbols and Symbolism - Light and Dark in Hemingway's Indian Camp - Light and Dark Symbolism in Hemingway's Indian Camp The thematic usage of light and dark throughout "Indian Camp" symbolizes racial prejudice as well as the personal growth of the protagonist. The narrative showcases a world of Indian oppression and bigotry that degrades Indians to the role of dark ignorant stereotypes. The white men, on the other hand, seem to live in a self-made utopia of light and understanding. This concept of the lighter skinned white man holding supremacy over the darker skinned Indian permeates throughout the entire narrative....   [tags: Ernest Hemingway, Indian Camp] 604 words
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Life-Size Indian by Beth Piatote - What is the value of one’s culture. Native culture is an integral part in a person’s life. A person consists of many different characteristics, such as personality and appearance; however, what makes a person more unique would be his own culture. Native culture is what a person grew up with and identifies him as, thus losing or forgetting it would mean losing himself. Although it is important to remain with one’s culture, many people end up losing it. This is the consequence of living in America, where people with diverse cultures exist....   [tags: Culture Piatote Indian Native American] 1581 words
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Cultural and Racial Inequality in Hemingway's Indian Camp - Cultural and Racial Inequality in Hemingway's Indian Camp Hemingway's "Indian Camp" concerns Nick Adams' journey into the unknown to ultimately experience and witness the full cycle of birth and death. Although Nick's experience is a major theme in the story, cultural inequality also is an issue that adds to the the story's narrative range. Throughout this short story, there are many examples of racial domination between Nick's family and the Indians. Dr. Adams' and Uncle George's racist behavior toward the Native Americans are based on the history of competition between Caucasians and America's indigenous peoples....   [tags: Ernest Hemingway, Indian Camp] 578 words
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Analysis of The Indian in the Cupboard by Lynne Reid Banks - Analysis of The Indian in the Cupboard by Lynne Reid Banks For this month’s book report I read a book called ‘The Indian in the Cupboard’ by Lynne Reid Banks. This book was about a boy named Omri and his small Indian toy. For Omri’s birthday he received a small Indian toy from a friend and a small cupboard from his brother. Omri put his Indian in the cupboard and to his surprise when he opened the cupboard the Indian toy had come to life. Omri has to keep his Indian a secret for fear of an adult finding out....   [tags: The Indian in the Cupboard Literature Essays] 939 words
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Turning Point in Ernest Hemingway's Indian Camp - Indian Camp Ernest Hemingway's "Indian Camp" is a story in which a man looks back upon a very influential event in his childhood. The story tells of a young boy named Nick, who watches as his father aids in the birth of a young Indian child. The circumstances that arrive during this event shape the "older Nick's" perception of his father, as well as life and mortality. Nick experiences his first eye-opening experience in the lines on page sixteen which describe the screams of the woman....   [tags: Ernest Hemingway, Indian Camp] 459 words
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French Indian War - The French and Indian War The French and Indian war raged from 1754 to 1763. Its roots began long before the first shot was fired, about 100 years before between the French and the English. The French and Indian War was not fought between the French and the Indians, but the two allied with the Canadians against the English. It was the catalyst for the Seven Years War, from 1756-1763, which was brought over into Europe, the Carnatic Wars, and it eventually lead to the American Revolution....   [tags: Wars French Indian War France Native American]
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Analysis of Defining the ‘American Indian’ by Haig A. Bosmajian - Analysis of Defining the ‘American Indian’ by Haig A. Bosmajian “One of the first important acts of an oppressor is to define the oppressed victims he intends to jail or eradicate so that they will be looked upon as creatures warranting suppression and in some cases separation and annihilation” (Bosmajian 347). The writer, Haig A. Bosmajian, begins his essay with these words in “Defining the ‘American Indian’: A Case Study in the Language of Suppression.” In his essay, which targets mainstream Americans, he attempts to show his readers how language has been used in American history to “justify” the oppression o...   [tags: American Indian Haig A. Bosmajian Essays]
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Indian Novels From North-East - Are you warm. Yes I’m warm, John. With you near me I’ll never be cold. (108) Thus in their love world warmth of love always triumph over coldness of death. Nongkynrih in her “Prelude” to the book Around the Hearth: Khasi Legends writes that “the Khasis are a great storytelling people” (Nongkynrih 2007, vii). This habit of storytelling flows down the generations in that clan based society. In Hazarika’s novel Kharkongor retains this art, and albeit he faces linguistic barrier, he exhibits this art while narrating his story to John....   [tags: Indian, Shillong, Kharkongor]
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Indian Removal Policy of 1830 - President Andrew Jackson wanted the white settlers from the south to expand owning land from Five Indian tribes, which was called Indian Removal Policy (McNamara). The Five Indian tribes that were affected were Choctaws, Muskogee, Chickasaws, Cherokees, and the Seminoles. In the 1830, the Removal Act went into effect. The Removal Act gave President Andrew Jackson the power to remove Indian tribes living east of the Mississippi river by a negotiate removal treaties (James). The treaties, made the Indians give up their land for exchange of land in the west (James)....   [tags: removal act, trail of tears, indians]
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Cherokee Indian Marriages - Although there are several beliefs on how the Cherokee first arrived historical evidence shows they inhabited southeastern North American between A.D. 1000 and 1500 (Boudinot, 1829). Elias (1829) found The Trail of Tears to be “the best known episode in history as well as the worst,” for this devastating event forced relocation of the Indians from their home land in the southeast to a new unfamiliar land in Oklahoma. Thousands of Indians were forced from their homes with no warning and directed to march in the middle of winter to Oklahoma (Boudinot, 1829)....   [tags: American Indians]
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Indian Health Service - The Indian Health Service (IHS) is a healthcare program within the Department of Health and Human Services. (Agency Overview n.d.) It provides federal health services to eligible American Indians and Alaska Natives at IHS facilities. (Agency Overview n.d.) Services that IHS provide include medical, dental and vision, ancillary services, such as laboratory and pharmacy, specialty care which include services provided by the physician or specialist. (Agency Overview n.d.) The factors that affect the type of health care depend on the community needs, level of funds and whether treatment is medically necessary (Marx n.d.) American Indians and Alaska Natives can receive direct care at hospi...   [tags: healthcare, public health, American Indians]
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The Indian Wars - The Native American’s land was walked upon without respect or remorse, taken, and they were forced onto reservations that were in terrible conditions against their will. The settlers moving west caused the Native Americans and settlers to compete against each other and cause major conflicts between them. I think the Indian Wars could and couldn’t have been avoided because settlers had to move since the illnesses were so bad in the east, and they thought the diseases wouldn’t be in the west, and because they needed the extra land....   [tags: 19th Century America]
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The Expatriate Indian - Dilwale Dulhaniya Le Jayenge (1995) and Kabhie Khushi Kabhie Gham (2005) were movies that highlighted a very interesting phenomenon; the expatriate Indian. A more colloquially used term would be the NRI (non- resident Indian). Featuring the protagonists as NRIs wasn’t common until the early 1990’s. Before that the NRIs were shown as antagonists with bad morals and poor ethics. It was definitely a big change in Hindi cinema when this new representation took place. All along throughout the 1960’s 1970’s and 1980’s Hindi cinema handled issues on the progress of the nation....   [tags: India] 1190 words
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The Indian Culture - A culture where guests are treated as gods, family members live under the same household until death, and have the belief that gods and spirits play the significant role in determining their life all refer to the same topic, the Indian culture; a rich and diverse culture which is very unique in many ways. This culture includes the qualities of various other cultures and it results into a modern and acceptable tradition. Respecting elders, honouring heroes, cherishing love, and following traditions make up the major components of the Indian culture and its followers....   [tags: Literary Review] 1397 words
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Western Perceptions of the American Indian - Western Perceptions of the American Indian In this reflective essay, I discuss how the Europeans perceived the American Indians and the factors that shaped these perceptions. I have paid particular attention to the first-hand accounts of the encounters with the natives, written by Western explorers, missionaries, and visitors to the New World. It is particularly interesting to note how these accounts were distorted and exploited by different groups, each trying to mold the situation in their own way....   [tags: Indians Native American Essays]
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The History of Indian Music - Indian Music: History: The history of the Indian music is based on the classical music as well as the art of the music of their traditions which related to the subcontinent of the Indian music. We can found the origin of the Indian music which is based on the Vedas this is the popular place of the Indian music from where the traditional music was started. The Indian music has the demand in the all over the world and they promote their music in the international level as well as used their traditions in it....   [tags: classical, traditional, hindustani]
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The Genocide of the Chiricahua Indian Tribe - The Genocide of the Chiricahua Indian Tribe United States history is taught in public schools from the time we are able to understand its importance. Teachings of honorable plights by our forefathers to establish this great nation are common. However, specific details of this establishment seem to slip through the cracks of our educational curriculum. Genocide by definition is the deliberate and systematic destruction of a racial, political or cultural group. The Chiricahua Indian Tribe of the American southwest and northern Mexico suffered almost complete annihilation at the hands of the American policy makers of the late nineteenth century, policy makers that chose to justify their means...   [tags: Apache Indians Native Americans History Essays]
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Impact of Globalization on Indian Economy - Globalization is the new notion that has come to rule the world since the nineties of the last century with the end of the cold war. The frontlines of the state with increased reliance on the market economy and renewed belief in the private capital and assets, a process of structural alteration encouraged by the studies and influences of the World Bank and other International organisations have started in many of countries. Also Globalisation has brought in new avenues to developing countries. Greater access to developed country markets and technology transfer hold out promise improved productivity and higher living standard....   [tags: productivity, higher living standards, welfare]
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The Indian Paradigmatic Policy of the 1990s - The paradigmatic policy shift which took place in the 1990’s, opened the gates of Indian economy to a new era of liberalization, globalization and privatization. The socio economic changes which resulted from the revolutionary shift in perspective brought with it a new age of language teaching/training in India. A shift from General English language training to a more specific, requirement based and contextualized English language training gained momentum, in tandem with the sweeping changes that took place in all spheres of Indian life....   [tags: liberalization, globalization, privatization]
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Dilemmas of American Indian Studies - As the subjugation of the American Indian population began, the driving need to collect information emerged as did the quandaries that people who study this field struggle with today. To understand why problems transpire in this field of study, it is imperative that scholars know why should this field be studied. This reason is as simple or as complex as anyone wishes to make it. The program is to “present information and interpretations that otherwise would be overlooked.” The challenge that emerges from this rather simplistic meaning spans time and the globe in its debates and encompasses scholars of Native American and non- Indian ancestry....   [tags: U.S. History ]
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The Importance of Family in the Indian Culture - According to Eugene M. Makar, “Traditional Indian culture is defined by relatively strict social hierarchy.” He also mentions that from an early age, children are reminded of their roles and places in society. In my culture, family is given the first importance. This leads to limited freedom in career choices and no independence, particularly for women. Career choices and independence should be the first priority for any individual. In my culture, the choices made by a family member are mostly guided by the rules and goals of the culture, irrespective of how old they are....   [tags: Family Values, Cultural, India]
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The Indian Act of Canada - Summary Statement – Indian Act The Indian Act was an attempt by the Canadian government to assimilate the aboriginals into the Canadian society through means such as Enfranchisement, the creation of elective band councils, the banning of aboriginals seeking legal help, and through the process of providing the Superintendent General of the Indian Affairs extreme control over the aboriginals, such as allowing the Superintendent to decide who receives certain benefits, during the earlier stages of the Canadian-Indigenous' political interaction....   [tags: Government] 1224 words
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Rate of Literacy in Indian Women - The rate of literacy in Indian women is dismal in comparison to India’s progress in other areas, as well as in comparison to other economically similar countries. In a country which is fast becoming one of the world’s largest superpowers, less than half of the female population is literate. This figure is much lower than that in China as well as in many low-income economies which are far behind India’s in terms of many other developmental achievements. The resultant social inequalities in India are robbing women of basic freedoms, reducing their quality of life as well as the quality of life of their families....   [tags: Research Proposal]
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The Effects of the Indian Caste System - Dating all the way back to 1200 BCE, social classes have helped define India’s politics, religion, and its society. The name of the system that the Indians used to classify social classes was the caste system, a way to classify people into ranks, called varnas. There are four ranks that were created in order to classify the people: at the top were the Brahmans, then the Kshatriyas, the Vaishyas, and finally the Shudras. The Rig Vedas states that, “the first man created, Purusa, is sacrificed in order to give rise to the four varnas....   [tags: Religion, Culture, Society]
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The Status of Indian Women - What is the status of the Indian women in Indian society. To examine this question properly, one must look at a couple different factors. Time period and caste (or economic level) both have an effect on the status of Indian women. There is no one model of an Indian women, and therefore no way to truly pin down her status without examining these changing aspects which build this status in society. However, despite these nuances in the status of an Indian women based off of these different factors, there are also underlying aspects of society that ultimately shape a women's status....   [tags: Gender Issues]
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The French and Indian War - By the year 1754 conflict had erupted between France and Britain over colonial borders in the new world. Britain was expanding her American colonies westward, and France was alarmed by Britain’s aggressive movement into traditionally French or Indian territories. The spur had begun when French soldiers captured a British expedition led by George Washington; he was dispatched by Gov. Robert Dinwiddie on a fruitless mission to warn the French commander at Fort Le Boeuf against further encroachment on territory claimed by Britain....   [tags: Colonial America ] 1006 words
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The Indian Mutiny of 1857 - “What was the Most Important Factor Leading to the Indian Mutiny of 1857?” Shariq Khan Word Count: Plan of Investigation: This investigation is to determine what caused the Indian Mutiny of 1857. In order to determine the origin, the investigation will evaluate the various factors which have been proposed as to why the Indians mutinied. The factors which will be assessed include the British East India Company’s expansionist economic policies, cultural and religious clashes including British evangelism, and comparatively poor treatment of Indian Sepoys within the British army....   [tags: World History ]
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The influence of ancient Indian philosophy - Think Classical India, and one instantly conjures images of an exotic land filled with mysticism and rich in lore. Now think Classical Indian politics and the first thought that comes to mind, the infamous caste system. To better understand the caste system, one must know that upon its initial introduction the caste system was foreign to Classical India. It was in actuality the political system ordained by the outsider Aryans, Indo-European nomads who would settle in and later integrate with Classical India through the conquering of its eastern and southern regions, soon going on to establish a stable and partially unified administration and spreading its influence across all of Classical In...   [tags: History, Classical India] 2156 words
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The French and Indian War - The French and Indian War, a continuation of the Seven Years War that ransacked Europe from 1756 to 1763, had turned out to be the bloodiest and one of the most destructive American wars in the 18th century. Taking more lives than the American Revolution, it cosisted of people living on three continents, including the Caribbean islands. The war was a product of an imperial skirmish, between the French and English over colonial territory and wealth. Within these world powers, the French and Indian War can also be apprised of as an aftermath of the localized rivalry between British and French colonists....   [tags: The New Continent, Imperial Skirmish] 1381 words
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The Indian Triumph of Dionysus - While visiting the Museum of Fine Arts Houston, I came across The Indian Triumph of Dionysus. Originating in Rome, it was created by a wealthy follower of Dionysus’s mystery cult in the late second century A.D. This worshiper evidently wanted to construct a sarcophagus in tribute of Dionysus’s accomplishments. Furthermore, Dionysus is surrounded by characters that are within the mystery cult because the creator wants the viewers to know with whom he is associated. With these two things combined, the patron hoped to shed light on a piece of history that they believed to be prominent during his life....   [tags: Art Analysis ]
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History: The Indian Removal Act - The early 1800’s was a very important time for America. The small country was quickly expanding. With the Louisiana Purchase and the Lewis and Clark expedition, America almost tripled in size by 1853. However, even with the amount of land growing, not everyone was welcomed with open arms. With the expansion of the country, the white Americans decided that they needed the Natives out. There were several motives for the removal of the Indians from their lands, to include racism and land lust. Since they first arrived, the white Americans hadn’t been too fond of the Native Americans....   [tags: Native Americans, Expansion, America]
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The Indian Gaming Regulatory Act - The 1987 ruling of the Supreme Court in California v Cabazon Band of Mission Indians stated that tribes could operate facilities without any state regulation, as they were sovereign political entities. No federal laws regarding gaming existed at this time. Shortly after the Cabazon ruling, profitable gaming, including high stakes bingo began to be offered by various tribes across the country. The states, unable to regulate Indian gaming, began lobbying the federal government to grant them the ability to do so....   [tags: Native Americans, Casinos] 981 words
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The Indian's New South - The Indians' New South Europeans came to the colonial Southeast because of the previous success other explorers had in the Caribbean and its surrounding island finding an abundance of gold, silver, and other treasures. What the explorers found in the colonial Southeast was deeply disappointing to them; there was no treasure there. However, rumors and wishful thinking kept the Spanish searching for treasure, even though they were faced with a hostile Indian presence. The continuing presence of the Spanish in the Southeast only contributed to the immigration of other European nations....   [tags: Colonial Southeast History Indians] 934 words
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The History of Indian Independence - The Salt March was the start of a national campaign to reject the salt tax. The march took place on March 12, 1930 when Gandhi and his followers marched from the Sabarmati Ashram and traveled 200 miles towards the sea. The group of marchers grew as the days went on. They built up to a few thousand people and marched 12 miles per day. On April 5th, they reached Dandi, which was a town on the coast of Gujarat. Gandhi made a presentation by picking up a grain of sea salt that was on the beach, technically breaking the law....   [tags: ghandi, salt march, satyagraha]
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Indian Ocean: The Maldives Islands - Many people have taken a great interest in a particular area called the Maldives. The Maldives is a group of islands that is located in the Indian Ocean, just off the tip of India. The Maldives is a desired tropical destination which deeply invests millions of dollars in attempt to cater to the republic's tourism (Zubair et al. 2011). Even though the Maldives Republic boasts of an excellent tourist destination, there has been a problem that keeps getting worse. The islands are threatened by the constant sea level changes as it is rising....   [tags: tourism industry, disaster, tsunami]
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Indian Taboos and Customs - India Taboos and Customs The country of India is not only the second most densely populated country in the world with the world’s ninth largest economy along with some of the strangest taboos and customs. India contains over 1.2 billion people, various religions like Muslim, Hinduism, along with different gesture and greeting taboos, the Kashmir conflict and the fierce competition to fight for the Kashmir Valley and how taboos of India compare to the likes of other counties taboos. India is a very unique country that is like no other on Earth....   [tags: Culture ]
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Indian Films, Hindi Cinema - The early films in Hindi cinema dealt with mythological stories that were based on the epics of Ramayana and Mahabharata, family melodramas describing domestic and social obstacles of Indian society, and costume dramas that included historical themes concerning stories about the saints and princes. The first Indian talkie film ‘Alam Ara’ was produced in 1931 by Adershir Irani. The film was based on “costume drama full of fantasy and with many melodious songs to intensify the audience’s emotions.” In other words, Irani conveyed the social issues of Indian society through harmonious which were usually spread and performed via folklore and stage performances....   [tags: Women in Films]
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French and Indian War - The Seven Years War, or sometimes referred to as the French and Indian war, took place in the year 1754 and finally came to a conclusion in 1763, just prior to the American Revolution. The French and Indian war is often a war that’s importance is overlooked throughout the history of America. The French and Indian war set the stage for the George Washington to become the most important American figure in history. The events and battles of the Seven Years War would lead the colonist to helping the British defeat the French and their counterparts, the Native Americans....   [tags: Seven Years War, history, George Washington]
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French and Indian War - The French and Indian war also known as the Seven Years war lasted from 1754 to 1763. The French and Indian war altered relations between the British and American colonies through political, economical and ideological aspects. The war was fought between the English and the American colonists in what was called the New World.The war that raged in North America through the late 1750's and early 1760's was but one part of the larger struggle between England and France for dominance in world trade and naval power....   [tags: seven years war, North America, Europe]
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The Iroquois Indian Nation - Nothing is more fundamental yet so important to the freedoms we enjoy as Americans as the United States Constitution, which guarantee our right to do and say as we please so long as it does no harm to anyone. The Iroquois Nation preamble is placed on perfect peace for the welfare of the people. Their focus was fighting for the liberty of the people. Among the Indian nations whose ancient seats were within the limits of our republic, the Iroquois have long continued to occupy the conspicuous position....   [tags: History Native American]
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Indian Consumer Behavior Research - The Indian landscape has always been acknowledged for its diverse culture and varied people. In a country where different cultures shape the lifestyle, personality, living patterns and values of an individual, it becomes imperative for the companies to analyze and understand the needs and wants of the customers. Consumer behavior involves the study of the buying patterns and habits of the consumers that enables the companies to comprehend why or why not a consumer purchases a particular product....   [tags: Consumer Behavior ] 500 words
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The Indian Pharmaceutical Industry - The Indian pharmaceutical industry has fast growing at the rate of 14 percent per year [Indian brand equality foundation, 2009] and its ranks is very high in the third world, in terms of technology, quality and range of medicines manufactured. A rapid expansion and sophistication of chemical and pharmaceutical industries has increased the amount and complexity of toxic waste effluents. The effective removal of substances included in pharmaceutical effluents is a challenging task due to the wide variety of Chemicals produced biological products ,medicinal chemicals , botanical products in drug manufacturing plants such as analgesic, antibiotics, antidepressants, antidiabetics, contracepes...   [tags: Environment, Toxic Waste Affluents] 794 words
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Indian English - There are over 350 million English users in India, making Indian English one of the most widely spoken varieties of English in the world. Indian English has been used and developed since the East India Company began trading in India, four centuries ago. While the language is easily identifiable as an English, it differs in many areas. Phonological differences exist, from the additional stress put on vowels to the accent used. There are lexical differences, such as the shortening of words to form new ones with different classes, or the extensive use of initialisms....   [tags: Language]
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Collision between the Authorities of the General and State Governments on Account of the Indians - It gives me pleasure to announce to Congress that the benevolent policy of the Government, steadily pursued for nearly thirty years, in relation to the removal of the Indians beyond the white settlements is approaching to a happy consummation. Two important tribes have accepted the provision made for their removal at the last session of Congress, and it is believed that their example will induce the remaining tribes also to seek the same obvious advantages. The consequences of a speedy removal will be important to the United States, to individual States, and to the Indians themselves....   [tags: tribes, indians, indian community] 686 words
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Indian Food - Today, India is the second most populous country in the world. The culture of India is also among the oldest to survive, reaching back to nearly 5,000 years. India received their inde-pendence from Britain on August 15th, 1947, thus allowing them to become the most populous democracy in the world. There are many aspects as to what makes India unique, one principle in particular is their food. Indian cooking is vivid, exquisite, and simply delicious. It depends on a wide variety of spices, herbs, and grains for its specific taste....   [tags: culture, India, spices, cooking, curry, roti]
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Indian Literature - Post-colonialism known as an “era” or the “post-colonial theory” that exists since around the middle of the 20th century. Post-colonialism also deals with conflicts of identity and cultural belonging. In Post-colonial writings the themes which are focused on are nationalism, self-identification to anti-imperialistic critique and postcolonial protest. Often protest writing has a political agenda of social change and expresses anger and disillusion at the postcolonial nation state. Nayar points out, “resistance literature in both the colony and the postcolonial nation include testimonial writings, prison narratives, revolutionary tracts and ‘insurgency’ writing....   [tags: Postcolonialism, Protest Writing]
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Indian Culture - Religions. There are many religions that started in India. The two most well known religions are Hinduism and Buddhism. The other religions include Jainism and Sikhism, while Christianity and Islam are also practiced in India. The graph below shows the dispersion of religion in India14: Your browser may not support display of this image. The majority of people in India are Hindus as they make up 80.5% of the population, whereas Islam is in second with 13.4%. Hinduism is considered to be one of the oldest religions and the only major polytheistic religions that is currently being practice, making it unique compare to other major religions....   [tags: Culture] 1454 words
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Indian Democracy - India’s experiment with democracy has, through the years, proven to be a success. There is an established Constitution that is fair to all the people living in the country, the power of the leadership is vested within the people, and the people are able to voice their opinions without fear. These factors create the foundation on which a democratic nation can stand and continue to build on in. The early leaders of India knew of this, moreover they also knew that it was even more important for India to have these qualities because of its extreme diversity and historical past....   [tags: Government, Traditions, Culture] 1656 words
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Cheyenne Indian Tribe - Who really are the Cheyenne Indians. According to historians, they were Indian people who became nomadic and moved to the Great Plains in the 18th century (Berkin 366). Another tribe, the Souix, developed the name of "people of a different language" for the Cheyenne. Some people said that the Cheyenne did not exist until the mid-1600s or at least this is when the earliest known records were found. They are one of the most famous and prominent Plains tribes, too. At first, this tribe moved from the Great Lakes region to the North Dakota area....   [tags: Native American Indians] 1678 words
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