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Sociocultural Evolution and Modifications in the Indian Society

- I still remember the day when I was just a kid. It was 1980s and for the last three consecutive days we had no news about my elder brother. He went to Bombay to bring the letter of Government Sanction to his Typewriting Institute. My parents were in anxiety. Suddenly, a postman appeared and brought a telegram. My mother sat down in misery. Most of the time, the telegram is an ill omen. It was a social perception about the telegram. Fortunately, it was a good news. I read the only word ‘Sarkarmanyata’ (Government-sanction) and my parents offered sugar to the postman and others....   [tags: communication, telegram, hindu]

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The Caste System in Indian Society

- Since the diversifying and unification of America, each of its citizens -born and migrated- has enjoyed the freedom of accession into different economic and social classes. Before this freedom was given, other systems of the social classes were implemented in various countries setting the example of inequality, which has therefore inspired the freedoms that American’s enjoy. As apprentices of life, one has studied the periods in history where these systems of social classes lie. The most common one that is studied is the Feudal system where little room for accession is made, but there was another system tin existence in India....   [tags: feudal system, religion, hinduism]

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World History Argumentative Paper- Religion’s Effect on Society

- ... In India, during the late Vedic Period which lasted from 1000 to 500 B.C, an ancient form of Hinduism flourished. As it possessed no official superior work of literature, such as the Bible or the Koran, Hinduism became one of the most tolerant religions due to its lack of binding documentation. A life committed to Hinduism was spent constantly maintaining the socio-economic order in an attempt to achieve universal stability, which was something highly valued in this tolerant religion. “Thus Indian society has always been concerned with stability rather than with progress...” (Early India).Hinduism’s central requirement was to fulfill the duties of a person’s caste, or class, which large...   [tags: islamic and indian society, history]

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Status of Women in Indian Society

- Status of Women in Indian Society The worth of a civilization can be judged by the place given to women in the society. One of several factors that justify the greatness of India's ancient culture is the honorable place granted to women. The Muslim influence on India caused considerable deterioration in the status of women. They were deprived of their rights of equality with men. Raja Ram Mohan Roy started a movement against this inequality and subjugation. The contact of Indian culture with that of the British also brought improvement in the status of women....   [tags: Middle East Culture Papers]

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The Past and Present Views on the Status of Women in Indian Society

- Introduction In India, past and present, the status and freedom that are held by women has and is in a constant decline due to both external and cultural factors that not only causes large panic, but defensive reactions that negatively affect and hinder the women in their culture. Many studies conducted, have shown that the influence of other cultures and religions have made an impression on the ideas of Indian men that have resulted in alterations to certain behaviors, attire, possession and customs....   [tags: Culture, Gender Inequality, research paper]

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The Effect of the Monsoon on the Indian Society in Cochin, Kerala

- The Effect of the Monsoon on the Indian Society in Cochin, Kerala The monsoon holds the power to promote or devastate India ’s economy. Indeed, India has the potential to be a lot more prosperous were it not for the fickleness of the monsoon. “Floods, drought, famine, and poverty continue to drag her down each times she seems ready to spread wings of prosperity and fly towards a brighter future full of richer harvests.” 1 Sometime from the end of May to about the second week of June the southwest monsoon will arrive, if it arrives....   [tags: Monsoon India Society Culture Essays Papers]

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Indian Society and Thought Before the Time of Buddha

- Every civilization had it origin, but most likely, this origin is either covered by dust or was ruined by the proliferates of internal wars or exterior conquest. Fortunately, with the help of modern science, we can go back even further into history than we once before had. New technology had allowed archeologist to unearth many mystery’s artifacts that could change the world history or at least make a contribution to the history of the world. Adding more evidential facts with scientific means to provide information’s that were left out for thousands of years....   [tags: Anthropology]

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Traditional Bridal Dowry Box as a Social Evil in Indian Society

- ... There is no doubt that Roy cleverly uses diction and flow in order to more clearly depict to the reader her vision of dowry- as an old-fashioned concept , as a social evil of India and to show her idea of progress in Indian society regarding the vision of not having a dowry in these two different generations of women. It is notable when describing Ammu’s early life Roy decides to use short, choppy sentences in order to suggest the carelessness of Ammu’s decision-making as she desperately would do anything to get away from her family....   [tags: mocking India's social evil and arranged marriages]

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Cultural Exclusion of Neo Buddhist in Urban Scenario

- Cultural Exclusion of Neo Buddhist in Urban Scenario Statement of Problem Cultural exclusion has different dimensions. It exist in different forms, In Indian society caste factor is mainly responsible for cultural exclusion. In simple word cultural exclusion refers to lack of freedom to celebrate religious programme, inability to express their views or opinions. Indian social order also plays an important role in culture exclusion. Minorities’ religion or social groups has inability to follow and preserve their culture....   [tags: Indian society caste factor]

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The Ramayana by R.K. Narayan

- The Ramayana as retold by R.K. Narayan, explores the roles and duty of women and what it takes in order to be a good woman in Indian society. He explores these roles through the women through out the epic whether it is the wife of a King or some form of deity. While in general women were viewed as subpar to men and were seen as second-class citizens, the women in the book shape the men into who they become and account for much of the manipulation of the individuals and the caretaking of the individuals....   [tags: Women Roles, Indian Society]

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R.K. Narayan's Presentation of Indian Society in His Stories

- R.K. Narayan's Presentation of Indian Society in His Stories R.K. Narayan is an Indian novelist and short story writer who writes in English. His novels show how the lives of ordinary Indian people reflect the greater concerns of national identity and historical change. He presents the Indian society in four different stories, "The Evening Gift", "Trail of the Green Blazer", "The Blind Dog" and "The Tiger's Claw"....   [tags: Papers]

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Indo-Anglican Novel: Meena Shirwadkar

- With the advent of the 20th century, the change in the statue and spirit of women has been noted by sociologists. In post-independence India, when women’s education commenced, life had started changing. The spread of education inculcated a sense of individuality among women and aroused an interest in their rights. The early writers presented the traditional type (sita) but the writers tried to show the emerging new woman. The new woman does not want to lead a passive married life of a sacrificial and shadowy creature because the education has matured her sense of individuality....   [tags: indian women's role, indian society]

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Conflict Between the Traditional and Modern Values of an Indian Society in Smoke and The First Party

- Conflict Between the Traditional and Modern Values of an Indian Society in Smoke and The First Party 'Smoke' and 'The First Party' display two points of view on the continuing conflict between traditional and modern values. In Indian culture, tradition holds the highest status of importance possible, second only to, or perhaps next to, religion. Indian traditions and culture is one of the oldest in the world, arising from 5000 BC. Perhaps this is why modern Indians find it so hard to comply with traditional rules and regulations a they were set in and for the people and civilizations of an ancient time....   [tags: Papers]

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Film Analysis: Charulata

- Charulata, one of Ray’s most admired films, inhabits a significant historical background that unfolds to problematise the presupposed role of the contemporary Indian woman. Based on Tagore’s novel, the film is set in 19th century Bengal on the threshold of change and is one of Ray’s attempts to chart female subjectivity at a time when Bengali society and culture was in a state of flux between modernity and tradition. In Charulata, Ray seems to suggest that the Bengali Renaissance was essentially a bourgeois male fantasy backed by wealth, lofty ideals and self-indulgence....   [tags: indian women, bengali society]

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Socialism in Mulk Raj Anand's Untouchable

- Mulk Raj Anand’s half a dozen novels deal with the social issues in pre-independent India. Unlike the other Indian Social novelists, Anand dealt with the theme of lowest strata of Indian Society – the untouchables., M. R. Anand‘s special quality is that he had the first hand experience of all that he wrote. Anand elevates the level of discourse to a moral essay on humanism where art is concerned with the truth of the human condition. In the present article I am going to focus on the practice of the untouchability popular in pre-independent India....   [tags: hindu society, socialist novel,indian writer]

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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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American Indian Political Activism

- ... Warrior later became the president of the NIYC and continually advocated through speeches and writings (Document of Indian Militancy pg. 527). One of the biggest movements the NIYC was apart of was the occupation of Alcatraz Island. “In November of 1969, eighty-nine young Indians took over Alcatraz Island (Document of Indian Militancy, pg. 528). The purpose of occupying Alcatraz Island was to draw attention to them and promote “Red Power” (Hudson). Occupying Alcatraz was a success in getting their voice heard, which made a lasting impression that “served as a warning for the United States that Indian rights could no longer be ignored and became a symbol of hope for Indian people” (Docume...   [tags: treated, respect, society heritage]

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Aboriginal Women are Oppressed in Society

- Throughout history, women have been the victims of oppression in society. In specific, Aboriginal women have suffered through racism, sexism, domestic violence, and over-representation. Through the implementation of the Indian Act, Aboriginal women have been forced to abandon their culture in order to assimilate into Canadian society. The effects of colonization has changed the way Aboriginal women are treated; emotionally and physically, and therefore are the source of oppression today. The Indian Act was created under the provisions section 91 of the Constitution Act of 1867 (Moss, 1990)....   [tags: Indian Act, Basic Necessities]

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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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Social Structures in Society

- Written Response: Social Structures in Society In almost every single country or culture, there is a certain type of social structure that can be very discernible or subliminal. The main reason to why these social orders develop is because the society needs a system that makes people accomplish their work based on their specific group so that it is able to function properly. Based on what I have learned this unit about the Indian caste system and the beliefs and values of my own culture, I was able to have a clear understanding of why it is crucial for societies to have social structures....   [tags: Indian Caste System, Subliminal]

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Coca Cola: The Indian Culture and The United States Culture

- India’s culture: India is one of the countries that this report will cover. Power distance is rather high in India this is evident when observing the rather extreme levels of inequality amongst individuals. It is also apparent in the work place, managers expect their team members to be obedient. Employees also count on being clearly directed when it comes to their tasks and what is expected out of them. Top down communication is employed and negative feedback rarely moves up the ladder. In this society there is no need for justification of an individuals position in the social hierarchy....   [tags: inequality, masculine society, individualists]

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Oneida Indian Nation

- A renaissance among the Native Americans has been brewing since the 1960’s, building economic, cultural and social revival. Financial support from casinos has helped, together with a civil rights focus on preserving language, spiritual traditions and political independence (IndiaCountryTodayMediaNetwork.com). The number of Native American Indians has been steadily increasing through recent decades, at least according to US Census statistics. Gambling is not an economic venture for OIN alone, approximately forty percent of the 562 tribes have established gambling businesses that contribute to a total of about 15 billion dollars each year....   [tags: Native Americans, Economy, Culture, Society]

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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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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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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]

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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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Blame Society!

- Swami Nirmalananda, a disciple of the Indian mystic Ramakrishna, once said “Our modern society is engaged in polishing and decorating the cage in which man is kept imprisoned.” Society is seen as a cage by many because the cultural beliefs that make up the society are what guide the actions and behaviors of those within. Sometimes the culture in societies result in helping people develop successfully and positively, but this is not always the case. In fact, numerous societies during the mid-twentieth century that were challenged by racism were marked by rage (Banks)....   [tags: Sociology, Society, Sonny's Blues]

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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]

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Race, Migration and the Indian Diaspora

- The relationship between race, migration and the Indian diaspora is one of complexity. The Indian diaspora resulted in Indians in many areas of the world, which soon gave rise to migration. These migrant Indians are still heralded as Indian, despite many not having been born in India, and, through migration, race then becomes their defining characteristic. With this, race becomes the basis of comparison and praise for some, but brings with it racial tension. However, racial tension is often tempered by cuisine as a shallow form of acceptance and multiculturalism....   [tags: multiculturalism & acceptance through cuisine]

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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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Different Types of Indian Cuisine

- India cuisine or Indian food consists of a wide diversity of cuisines which are native to Indian regions. Given the range of variety in soil type, climate and type of employment, these cuisines differ significantly from each other and use herbs, spices, vegetables and fruits that are locally available. Indian food is also under strong influence of religious and cultural choices and traditions. The development of these types of food has been mold by Dharmic beliefs, and particularly by vegetarianism, which is quite a noticeable dietary trend in Indian society....   [tags: culture, ingredients, curry]

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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]

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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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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 ]

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French and Indian War

- Throughout American history, there have been a number of events seen as critical to the future of our nation. The expansion of slavery and the election of President Lincoln (1809-1865), for example, helped to set the stage for our nation’s greatest conflict: the Civil War. When looking at the colonial period, there is a number of precipitating events to consider with regards to the American Revolution; legislations passed by Parliament, growing opposition to the English monarchy, and threats to colonial self-government are just a few....   [tags: U.S. History ]

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The Kiowa’ Indian Tribe

- ... To emphasize a little more the treaties tone down the warrior culture of the plains tribe, which further disenable their artistic passion as regards to warfare and warrior societies. Although against many Southern tribes’ wishes they had no choice but to sign treaties, which in turn lead to the downfall of tipi artwork. From the website named, Avalon law yale.edu states from article 5 address the following: The Comanche, and Kiowa, and Apache tribes of Indians, parties to this treaty, do hereby solemnly covenant and agree to refrain in future from warlike incursions into the Mexican provinces, and from all depredations upon the inhabitants thereof; and they do likewise bind themselves to...   [tags: native tongue, european arrival]

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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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The Influence of the Ancient Indian Civilization on the World

- During 100 CE to 600 CE, India’s prosperities soared through technological advancement and expanding religious practices. Although advancement changed the culture, many traditional characteristics and gender roles remained the same. Throughout 100 CE to 600 CE, different cultures that encountered India saw changing religious practices and expanded technology through trade and science, despite the many characteristics of Indian culture, such as gender roles, which remained untouched. After the fall of the Mauryan Empire, India began a new empire known as the Gupta Empire, which lasted until 550 CE....   [tags: Buddhism, Eastern philosophies ]

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Modern Indian English Poetry: An Overview

- Poetry has always been the most popular genre in the literature and it’s said that the language of poetry exits when there was no language. The language of poetry delves deep into the sensation that’s why it’s defined as the spontaneous overflow of emotion and actions recollected in tranquility. Modern Indian poetry in English can be defined as poetry written/published from 1947 onwards (the year India gained Independence from British rule), by poets of Indian origin, born or settled outside India writing in the English language....   [tags: poetry, popular genre, literature]

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Emergence of Feminism in Indian Literature: An Overview

- ... This was a misconception created in the society from the Vedic age. Some of the Indian reformers like Sahajanad Swami and Raja Rammohan Roy were totally against this practice. However, the situation became better in 1829 when this practice was banned by the Lord Viceroy William Bentik. Ironically, the struggle for the empowerment of women was started by men. After their continuous trials, women became aware of their basic social and political rights. However, with the advancement of time, conditions of women have improved a lot....   [tags: state of women in India]

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The Indian Removal Act and Andrew Jackson

- ... The historical significance of the Indian Removal Act was the profitable 25 million acres of land gained by the U.S. asking with the thousands of deaths that occurred during war & relocation of the Indians. The Jackson administration had removed up to 46,000 Indians under the Indian Removal Act. The shameful exhibit of patriotism is realized today in modern society. Being if Native decent is highly valued especially in establishments seeking diversity. The reason I chose to write over Andrew Jackson's Removal Act is because I have done recent work regarding this event in history....   [tags: settlers, treaties, tribes, relocation]

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Differences Between Indian and American Culture

- AMERICAN CULTURE VS INDIAN CULTURE Cultural comparison (West vs East)   Everybody has their own definition of Culture – and when this word is used generally, most audiences have a rough idea of its meaning. Culture usually refers to the beliefs, ideas, languages, rituals and traditions by certain communities, that are passed from generation to generations continuously over the past many centuries. In society, two cultures cannot be same if one is located on the west coast and the other one is all the way to the East....   [tags: marriage, family relations, education ]

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Indian English Literature: Kamala Markandaya

- Indian English Literature is a genre deep rooted in the cultural scenario of the Indian soil. As a literary genre, it has contributed towards the formation and the reformation of the processed identity of the nation as a whole. Special mention should also be made about the contribution of Indian women writers in English towards the identity formation of India with regard to their poignant novels. In the realm of fiction, Indian women novelists have heralded a new era and have earned many laurels both at home and abroad....   [tags: women novelist, femenine sensibility]

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Post-colonial Theory: 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: insurgency writing, Protest Writing]

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The body of the Indian Woman: A tool of nationalistic discourse

- The body of the Indian Woman: A tool of nationalistic discourse The genre of Bollywood film has recently become a popular means of entertainment for the non-resident Indian as well as the western audience. The vibrant color, spontaneous dance numbers, and other alluring factors may have contributed in the popularity of Bollywood films. However, for the NRI, Bollywood films are mean of a connection to the motherland; it brings a sense of nostalgia through cultural and tradition practices. In Chutney Popcorn and Bride and Prejudice, we see how these cultural practices and tradition are preserved by using the woman’s body....   [tags: Bollywood Films]

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Indian Culture in A Stench of Kerosene

- Comment on what view of Indian culture is portrayed in A Stench of Kerosene giving your own personal response. ' A Stench of Kerosene' , authored by the pen of Amrita Pritam, is a tale of suffering and injustice in the rural areas of India. The author tries to relate the life of a young Indian wife to the reader in such a way that it leaves them feeling pity and remorse for her. Within it there are elements of superstition, superiority, sexism and ancient traditions. Evidently the portrayal of Indian culture is not one that may be easily accepted by most western societies as it reveals the actuality of Hindu culture in its extreme....   [tags: English Literature]

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The Transformation of the “Indian Problem”

- The Transformation of the “Indian Problem” In this paper, I plan to examine the marked transformation and the history of the so-called “Indian Problem.” The idea of an “Indian Problem” began with the arrival of white settlers in North America, and for them, it was a problem of safety, security, and land acquisition. Around 1890, the “Indian Problem” became an issue of how to help the Indians go extinct humanely, or to assimilate into white culture. The current conception of the “Indian Problem” started after World War II, and the pursuing civil rights movement....   [tags: Essays Papers]

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Impact Of British Colonialism on the Indian Caste System

- The caste system in India is elaborately structured to have an Indian touch to it, clearly distinguishing it from social structures worldwide. Caste is a word often used to describe a cluster of people who have a specific rank in the society. Each caste system is elaborately crafted to suit the needs of the society and they vary from group to group; each has its own rules and customs. Different chaste systems are planned in a hierarchical manner to become part of any of the four basic colors; varnas (a Sanskrit word for color)....   [tags: Caste System of India]

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U.S. Military Hindered by Indian Guerilla Tactics

- Native Americans used various forms of Guerilla warfare such as tactics, weather, and terrain to their advantage when facing United States (U.S.) Military. Guerilla warfare is a form of tactics used by an adversary against prodigious conventional military force. The disadvantages in numbers, tactics, and weapons systems would encourage significant failures in facing such a powerful enemy in open battle. The U.S. Military after the civil war confronted this new way of fighting for the first time within the western territories....   [tags: U.S. Military]

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A comparison of Marriage Practices Between American and Indian Culture

- Marriage practices vary across cultures. Every culture has its own way of conducting marriage according to their traditions and customs. Most cultures share common customs and practices, while some cultures have unique practices. Marriage refers to a social union agreed upon by the couples to unit as spouses. The union of couples implies sexual relations, permanence in union, and procreation. This research paper focuses on comparing marriage practices in American and Indian culture. There is significant difference between the two cultures in marriage practices....   [tags: marriage practices, couples, relationships]

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Comparison and Contrast between American and Indian Families

- ... The limited time frame in which Arun lives with the Pattons does not provide extensive insight of the family’s life. Because of this particular way that Desai chose to write about the Pattons, the reader is led to believe that affiliations with extended family are inexistent in the American family’s household. The consolidated nature of Indian families gives extended family members the power to have great influence over their younger relatives. If this aspect of Indian family life holds true, then it is natural for parents to have a colossal amount of influence over their children....   [tags: Fasting and Feasting by Anita Desai]

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Indian lit. in english - Untouchable

- Indian lit. in english paper The Untouchable by Mulk Raj Anand Mulk Raj Anand, one of the most highly regarded Indian novelists writing in English, was born in Peshawar in 1905. He was educated at the universities of Lahore, London and Cambridge, and lived in England for many years, finally settling in a village in Western India after the war. His main concern has always been for "the creatures in the lower depths of Indian society who once were men and women: the rejected, who has no way to articulate their anguish against the oppressors'....   [tags: essays research papers fc]

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The Influence of Structure and Agency in the Crafting of Indian Foreign Policy

- Statement: India’s foreign policy has advanced prominently in three distinctive stages. It was largely speculative in the primary stage that concluded in 1964. The period up until 1990 witnessed a distinct admixture of speculative negotiations and progressively realist conduct. Post cold war era has been predominantly realist with minimal speculation. This essay aims to focus on various junctures that took place in altering Indian foreign policy, by analyzing the amount to which structures limited or facilitated elite agency....   [tags: decolonization, conflict, war]

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The Indian Woman in Manju Kapur’s Difficult Daughters

- The status of women in India has not enhanced much even after six decades of Indian Independence. Repression and enslavement still compel her to lead a regulated life. However, education has come to the aid of women to move forward and they have endeavored to liberate themselves from the domination of men. In this context it is interesting to note that the last decade of the twentieth century witnessed a world of change in the literature produced in India in the English language....   [tags: Difficult Daughters Essays]

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Ancient Indian and Chinese Philosophies: Differences and Historical Significance

- ... Their focus is in the past. When understanding that their history holds an example of societal success, there is little wonder why their focus would not remain in the past; what had been done before could once again be achieved. Beyond the focus, a philosophy often demands a motivation through which all actions should be completed. In the Bhagavad-Gita, Krishna, an avatar of Vishnu a central god of the ancient Indian philosophy, is speaking with the warrior Arjuna who is facing the decision to wage war on his enemy who are members of his family....   [tags: geographical terrains, population, culture]

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Marriage to Morbidity : Women in Anita Desai’s Cry,the Peacock and Bharathi Mukherjee’s Wife

- The predicament of women, their institutional subjection and freedom have been the major concerns of Indian women novelists since the 1960s. Their initial attempts were to challenge the ideal of the traditional, oppressed women in a culture permeated by religious images of virtuous goddesses devoted to their husbands. Gradually however, women writers have moved away from the stereotypical portrayals of enduring self-sacrificing women towards psychically perturbed female characters searching for identity, asserting their individuality and defying marriage and motherhood....   [tags: Indian Literature]

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On U.S. Indian Policy

- On U.S. Indian Policy "The utmost good faith shall always be observed towards Indians, their lands and property shall not be taken from them without their consent, and in their property rights and liberty, they shall never be invaded or disturbed." Thus Thomas Jefferson describes U.S. policy towards Native peoples concisely, and with the proper grace of a Virginian gentleman. No ambiguity or contradiction seems to exist in Jefferson's words, and nothing but good will towards Native-Americans seems to be instilled in Jefferson's rhetoric....   [tags: Native Americans US Relations Politics]

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Indian Culture and Geography

- Indian Culture and Geography Location: India has an area of approximately 3,287,580 sq. kilometers. It serves as a border to the Bay of Bengal the Indian Ocean, and to the Arabian Sea located to its west. Directly north of India are the Himalayas, the world’s biggest mountain range. India also serves as a neighbor to several different countries. Myanmar and Bangladesh located to its east, China, Nepal and Bhutan to the north, Sri Lanka to the South, and finally Afghanistan and Pakistan on the northwest....   [tags: Papers]

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French And Indian War

- The French and Indian was a turning point in the American Revolution, and involved various countries around the globe. Many changes in the political lifestyle helped changed the colonies immensely. America wanted its independence more than ever after events that sparked a great shift between the 13 colonies and its mother country. Economic affairs were increasing because of the war and the need for products that the Americans were able to produce. The idea of wanting its independence from Britain was forced upon them after the French and Indian War when Americans felt that they were receiving unfair treatment from Great Britain....   [tags: American History]

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Decline of Indian Southwest

- Decline of Indian Southwest Lord Acton said, “The most certain test by which we judge whether a country is really free is the amount of security enjoyed by its minorities.” In the late 1800’s the security of the minorities in the southwest was in serious jeopardy. For the Apache’s the security was promised but rarely upheld by the American government. The minimal security the Navajo enjoyed vanished by 1846. Men like Kit Carson desired but often failed to maintain the peace and security for these Indian tribes....   [tags: Native Americans History Papers]

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Indian Killer

- In Indian Killer Alexie uses a pulp-fiction form, the serial killer mystery, to frame the social issues facing American Indians. He populates the book with stock characters such as a grizzled ex-cop, a left-wing professor, a right-wing talk radio personality, drunken bums, thuggish teenagers and a schizophrenic main character who serves as the most obvious suspect in a mystery that never quite resolves itself. John Smith, the troubled Indian adopted by whites appears at first to be the main character, but in some respects he is what Alfred Hitchcock called a McGuffin....   [tags: essays research papers]

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American Indian Studies

- American Indian Studies AIS Why do Indian college students have high dropout rates. Why do Indian college students have hard times in college, and university atmospheres. Why do Indian college students have difficult times when it comes to making good grades. Maybe it’s because they have no role models in the home. Maybe they can’t relate to individuals with different cultures and backgrounds. Perhaps it is something simple as having poor study habits. The answers could Possibly be that Indian college students are just uncomfortable in a college environment, and don’t have an Indian studies program to go to, as in Reyhner’s essay....   [tags: Free Essay Writer]

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The Dynamics of U.S. “Indian Policy”: 1830-Today

- The Dynamics of U.S. “Indian Policy”: 1830-Today U.S. Indian Policy after 1830 is characterized by the strengthening of governmental paternalism primarily demonstrated by U.S. ideals of expansion and prosperity, and is only checked within the explosive political era of the American Indian movement. As a national ideology that still endures in some states to this day, paternalism assumes that native peoples are uncivilized, backward, and in need of foreign leadership and guidance. Often termed ‘cultural imperialism’, this system is inherent to promoting the economic development of a nation state despite the rights and existence of native peoples....   [tags: Essays Papers]

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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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How Should The Indian Mutiny B

- HOW SHOULD THE INDIAN MUTINY BE CHARACTERISED. SHOULD IT BE SEEN AS A POST PACIFICATION REVOLT, A NATIONALIST UPRISING, OR AS A WAR OF INDEPENDENCE. Any discussion on the reasons behind the Indian mutiny needs to be preceded by what the mutiny actually was. While mutinies and revolts were not uncommon in India at this time, they were usually largely uncoordinated. The mutiny of 1857 however, was different. Here was a major convergence of various strands of resistance, and an expansion of scale and new level of intensity ....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Indian Caste System

- Indian Caste System Caste is defined in the Merriam-Webster dictionary as one of the hereditary social classes in Hinduidm, which is also a division in society based on wealth, inherited rank, or occupation, and allows little mobility out of the position to which a person is born. The word caste was first used by 16th century Portuguese traders; it is taken from the Portuguese word casta. Varna, the word for caste, means color and referring to the old racial differences between conquerors and conquered....   [tags: Papers]

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Indian Culture Vs Western Cultures

- A couple of years ago, I had invited my best friend Jenene, to attend an Indian wedding. I thought it might be fun for her to experience the different foods, clothing, personalities, and religious beliefs that were particular to my culture. Later on that evening she had pulled me to the side and told me that the culture that she was raised in was completely different from mine. She was raised in New York all of her life and she had never experienced such a distinct culture. At that time I told her that she did not know half the story....   [tags: World Culture]

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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 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]

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The Changes in Society’s Views on Interracial Dating over Time

- In each generation, it seems as if there is always a very controversial issue. It usually varies from the legalization of marijuana or the lowering of the drinking age all the way to the views on abortions. However, one thing is clear, the issue on interracial relationships is still as controversial today as it was nearly fifty years ago. While times may have changed and society has gotten used to these interracial relationships, it’s still something that is being talked about regularly. Starting in the 1960’s, the issue on interracial relationships became more relevant....   [tags: Interracial Marriage, Controversy, Society]

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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 Role of Indian Cinema in Shaping Public Opinion on 9/11 Attack

- Just as the attacks of September 11 left a tragic mark in the American history, changing the course of its future in more than one ways, it left the rest of the world in shock and dismay as well. The attack, not only initiated Americas involvement in the war against terrorism and affected its international relations, it also greatly affected its people, creating prejudices against the Arabs, Muslims and look-a-likes causing mass hatred, discrimination and racial profiling. The American media and popular culture has made this event the center of its attention innumerable times....   [tags: Media Influence, Racism]

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Indian Slavery and Islamic Slavery

- ... 2. The lack of incorporating the economic function of slaves in the society. Regarding the first point, the notion of 'assimilation' into the Islamic society was a contested terrain between masters and slaves. The “hope” of be totally incorporated in the new group, was resisted by the master, in order to forbid the foreigners became in an equal. Therefore, the alien condition was maintained because was the main justification of the slave condition, however at the same time, the “Islamization” prevented the formation of a separated slave class, with full awareness of their situation....   [tags: african continent, commerce and trade]

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Analysis of Micromax Informatics Limited success in Indian Mobile Industry

- Executive Summary India is the second largest and the fastest growing telecom market in the world in terms of number of wireless connections, according to the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (the "TRAI"). The growth in wireless connections has facilitated the growth of Indian mobile handset industry. The Indian mobile handset market posted revenues of Rs 35,946 crore in FY 13. The Mobile handset market was dominated by MNC’s like Nokia, Sony, Motorola and Samsung till 2008 when these MNC’s controlled more than 93% of the overall handset market....   [tags: Micromax Informatics Analysis]

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Women Empowerment: A Critical Study of Bharati Mukherjee's Wife

- In the novel, the main female character named Dimple Dasgupta breaks the traditional notion of an Indian wife. She is shown in the novel as a vibrant person but with a sort of mental aberration or apathy. Even while she was unmarried, she nurtured number of fixations such as the nature of husband she is going to have, the manner in which her marriage is going to take place and the kind of married life she is going to lead …etc. All her dreams and aspirations about her married life get shattered....   [tags: indian culture, indian wife, dimple dasgupta]

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The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian and Bastard out of Carolina

- The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian by Sherman Alexie and Bastard out of Carolina by Dorothy Allison, tell stories about troubled adolescents and their desire to live a life more meaningful than the one society had predetermined for them. On the surface, Junior and Bone seem very different but when they are analyzed through the themes of discrimination, poverty, and friendship, these two protagonists become reflections of each other. This paper will compare the struggles faced by the characters and the effects of social inequality on their lives....   [tags: Sherman Alexie, Dorothy Allison]

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The American Indian Movement

- American Indians once lived a prosperous and full life, relying on the bounty of land and nature. Colonization by white settlers disrupted this peaceful existence, uprooting tribes from their land and forcing them to assimilate to new cultural and religion views. Years of mistreatment and abuse led to the organization of the American Indian Movement to fight for their rights and liberty. Through the AIM, Indians attempted to gain recognition and spread knowledge of their culture and heritage to American citizens in order to attain a place in society....   [tags: mistreatment, rights, culture]

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Indian Oil Corporation Limited

- ... e) IT architecture: • EDP was introduced in 1966 which were replaced by personal computers in 1986. Later by that time as the technology has progressed, IOCL decided to replace the mainframes with a distributed data processing environment in the year 1992. • The first online transaction processing program was implemented in 1989. • The key functions in various IOCL divisions were sustained by different legacy software systems such as, the marketing division had the terminal documentation module(TDM), the financial management systems(FMS), the materials management systems(MMS), the online maintenance and inspection system(OMNIS) were in operation of refineries and pipeline divisions....   [tags: business strategy, SWOT analysis]

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Schools of Art in Different Places of India Establish by the British Empire

- ... This school was a production centre in its early stages and was the first school which had a special industrial department teaching model work, jewellery, carpet making and model making as well as drawing in all its branches. P. Krishanaswamy, Ganpat Rao, Kashinath Mhatre were the early students of this school and their work can be seen in the Journal Art and Industry. In Bombay a school started as the School of Art and Industry (but later it was known as the J.J.School of Art.) J.L. Kipling was the first superintendent and established in March 2, 1857 and it became the fountain head for the great deal of artistic activity....   [tags: indian artists, training skills ]

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