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India's Culture

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Culture is a society that shares similar beliefs, traditions, religions, food, art, language and even human thought. Each country has a culture that is different from one another, whether it’s big or small. It makes the global outlook a diverse place with many different areas to discover and learn. Known to be one of the most defined countries, as well as being one of the oldest cultural country in the world, is India. With 1,220,800,359 people that reside in its country, India offers many areas of its culture to explore. From music to the way they dress, Indians brings many insight and ways of life that make our world unique.
India is portrayed as a spiritual country, blooming with various religions. 80% of its religion is made up of Hinduism. It is one of the most ancient religions in the world, being formed back around 5,000 years ago. It emphasizes meditation and has many Gods and Goddesses formed into its religion. In 500 BC, two more religions were developed; Buddhism and Jainism. Today India only has 0.5% Jains and 0.7% people being Buddhist. In the ancient time of India, both religions were extremely popular. The people in India who had followed Buddhist philosophy spread it in its sub-continent, as well as to areas east and south of India. It shows the influence India had on regions surrounding it. In the present time the top four religions in the country are Hinduism, Islam with 13%, Christianity mainly in the Northeast with 2.3% and Sikhs at 1.9% (Population by Religion in India). Sikhs is more of a modern religion compared to the three ancient ones. Founded by Guru Nanak about 500 years ago, it has some similar views to both Hinduism and Islam, but also very different views. It believes that everyone should be seen as ...

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In this essay, the author

  • Explains that culture is a society that shares similar beliefs, traditions, religions, food, art, language, and even human thought. india is one of the most defined and oldest cultural countries in the world.
  • Explains that hinduism is one of the most ancient religions in the world, which emphasizes meditation and has many gods and goddesses formed into its religion.
  • Explains that india is located in the southern part of asia and the northern hemisphere of the world.
  • Explains that indian cuisine has influenced arab, turkish, and european dishes. they believe breakfast is an essential meal of the day.
  • Explains that traditional clothing in india has started to develop a trend in countries, such as the united states.
  • Explains livescience.com's "indian culture: traditions and customs of india" and "population by religion in india."
  • Narrates top ten india crops and agricultural procucts, and what's your ideal breakfast.
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