Ferghana war horses were the first products to be traded on the Silk Road. The leader of an expedition, Zhang Qian, brought these back with him and Central Asia struck up a trade with the Han. Central Asia received Chinese goods such as silk, jade, and other luxury goods in return. A myriad of new groups were drawn to this remunerative trade throughout the next four centuries. Asia, Europe, and India plunged into trade with one another and their goods included camels, horses, silver, gold, cotton, and spices.
As media is still an important factor, shaping our everyday experience, it is important to understand how it did and still does influence us, where do our traditional values end, where the ‘imported’ values start, and is there a clear boundary at all. A global culture is on the rise, which culture is a product of us shaping each others opinions, as we interact and communicate through the web. It is a complex mosaic culture made of the pieces of our own cultures which we mix, exchange and then put together in order to create a common picture of the world. Although there is always the threat of losing national and cultural identity, there also the promise of a world which (finally) shares common values and is headed in the same direction, caring and celebrating all of its diversity.
Introduction Globalization has a wide role to play worldwide. It has left back its footprints at every sphere of life. Not only in India, but the interchange of world views and ideas has resulted in a major transformation of the lifestyle and living standard of people globally. Indian culture is no bar to this transformation process. Our deep rooted traditions and customs have loosened up their hold with the emergence of globalization.
Pg. Vii). The history shows that these two countries have always been the centre of attention and desired by many invaders for wealth and power. This essay will give a rough idea about how these countries came to be but the major theme will be “The Silk Road” and how it connected Asia with the rest of the world, Mediterranean to northeast Africa and Europe. This essay will briefly explain how these “interconnectedness” between different parts of Asia influenced each other economically, religiously, politically and culturally.
Many large trade routes such as the Maritime trade route, the Hanseatic League, and the Triangular Slave Trade, underwent political and economic changes; however, their purpose for their trade remained to be the same: to trade and culturally diffuse. Such occurrences in history explain that through cross-cultural interactions we have adopted many aspects of different cultures. Cultural diffusion specifically assisted the spread of religion to different areas. Buddhism, for instance, began in India during the sixth century B.C.E. Through cultural diffusion, it spread to different areas of the world, while universalizing the religion.
They eventually began taking advantage of internal conflicts in India and started to establish colonies. Most of India was under the control of the British East India Company by the mid-19th century. There are many reasons for establishing colonies. In the case of Britain’s colonies in India one reason might have been to gain economic benefits. Many countries depend upon their colonies for raw materials and for their markets.
His account is a valuable source of information for historians. These travelogues aroused European interest in India, and prompted in course of time, the colonial intervention. England, France, the Netherlands and Denmark, floated East India Companies. Chartered as trading companies by their respective governments, their primary commercial interest was in Indian textiles, both silk and cotton, indigo and at times, other sundry merchandise. During the late 16th and the 17th Centuries, these companies competed with each other fiercely.
In Africa, the coast of the continent was heavily influenced by maritime trade. The Indian Ocean trade routes connected many countries together, which caused a diffusion of many cultures (Wood 111). One of the cultures that was impacted heavily by this trade was the African culture (Hinkle). Many times when traders came over from other countries from the trade routes, they would settle in the African trade cities, and intermarry with the natives, which caused a birth... ... middle of paper ... ...such as Asia (Bernstien 37). Spices, such as pepper, that originated in India and other southeast Asian islands (Regeah).
India was famous for its spices . However, this situation then took a drastic change when the Silk Road was established by the Han Dynasty. The main purpose of this establishment was to maintain political contact with the kingdoms located in Central Asia. This route soon evolved into a trade route that connected China, Central Asia and Constantinople . Sometime between 206 B.C and 220 A.D, Silk Road was known to be the main trade route that linked the west and the east .
Modern young women referred themselves as the “third wave of feminists” and speak on a plethora of issues that does not include gene-rationalism” (Stevenson, Everingham and Robinson 130). Both groups of women were known to be feminist, although they came from different income levels and age ranges. Debates were difficult to decipher in the reason that there were a lot of viewpoints from different perspectives in the world because of age range and income levels. The outrage of the four kinds of feminist groups made it hard to accommodate and many arguments