A Brief Overview Of Indian Culture (part 1)

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India has a rich and unique cultural heritage. They always sought to uphold their traditions throughout history while still absorbing customs, traditions and ideas from both the aggressors and the immigrants. Many cultural activities, languages, customs and structures are examples of cultural intercourse over the centuries.

Famous buildings such as the Taj Mahal and architectural structures with Islamic influence are the heritage of the Mughal dynasty. They are the result of a tradition of uniting all elements from every part of the nation.

Indian music is manifest in many forms. India classical music are divided into two main types: Hindustani from North India, and Carnatic from South India. Popular forms of music are also popular, the most famous being Filmi music. There are also many different traditions of folk music from every part of the country.

There are many classical dance forms present, including Bharatanatyam, Kathakali, Kathak and Manipuri. They are often in the form of narrative and mixed with devotional and spiritual elements. The earliest literary tradition in India was the oral form, and later in the written form. Most of them are sacred works such as the Vedas and the epic Mahabharata and Ramayana. Sangam literature from Tamil Nadu embodies one of India’s oldest traditions.

There are many classical dance forms present, including Bharatanatyam, Kathakali, Kathak and Manipuri. They are often in the form of narrative and mixed with devotional and spiritual elements. The earliest literary tradition in India was the oral form, and later in the written form. Most of them are sacred works such as the Vedas and the epic Mahabharata and Ramayana. Sangam literature from Tamil Nadu embodies one of India’s oldest traditions.

There have been many famous modern Indian writers, both with works in Indian and English. The only Indian writer to win the Nobel Prize for literature is the Bengali-language writer Rabindranath Tagore.