CULTURAL JOURNEYS OF TRADITIONALS OF INDIA
Introduction: Since ancient times, people have gathered together in communities where they could share and trade resources and strive to build a safe and happy environment. India is one of the world’s most colorful, exciting, and varied places. The country’s history stretches more than 4,000 years ago. Indian civilization is one of the oldest in the world, and first formed around the banks of the Indus River. It was in India that major religions: Hinduism, Buddhism, Jainism, Sikhism emerged.
Although protected by the towering Himalaya Mountains to the north, the subcontinent’s fertile river plains and thriving agriculture attracted invaders. The extent of the Empire of Asoka in (272-232 B.C.E) and the Mughal Empire in the 15th to 17th centuries, and in 18th century the Medieval trade happened with China and Europe, it was left the last foreign invaders, the British, to establish a unified empire that covered most of the subcontinent until India got its Independence in 1947.
Indian national flag, which was adopted in 1947, is a tricolor of SAFFRON or ORANGE, stands for Courage; the White for Purity and Peace; and the Green for Faith and Fertility. The symbol in the center is the ancient Chakra THE WHEEL OF LAW. The National Anthem is a song composed by Rabindranath Tagore in 1911 entitled Jana-Gana-Mana.
There are 18 major Languages spoken in India and over 1,600 regional dialects. Hindi is spoken by twenty percent of the population and is the language of government of India. English was brought to India by the British rulers, and for many years, it was the language that all educated Indian spoke. Today, English continues to be the most important language for business and international communication.
India has the second largest population in the world after China, is a very culturally diverse country. The Indian population originates from two main ethic groups: Indo Aryan in the northern part of India, and...