DESTINATION: Indian culture: Customs and traditions


DESTINATION INDIA


Indian culture can trace its roots back centuries and enjoys some of the world’s great wonders, such as the famous Taj Mahal. (Image credit: Kriangkrai Thitimakorn via Getty Images)

Indian culture is built upon centuries of history and heritage, making it one of the oldest in the world.
Indian culture is among the world’s oldest as the people of India can track their civilization back as far as 4,500 years ago. Many sources describe it as “Sa Prathama Sanskrati Vishvavara” — the first and the supreme culture in the world, according to the All World Gayatri Pariwar(opens in new tab) (AWGP) organization.
Western societies did not always see the culture of India very favorably, according to Christina De Rossi, an anthropologist at Barnet and Southgate College in London. Early anthropologists once considered culture as an evolutionary process, and “every aspect of human development was seen as driven by evolution,” she told Live Science. “In this view, societies outside of Europe or North America, or societies that did not follow the European or Western way of life, were considered primitive and culturally inferior. Essentially this included all the colonized countries and people, such as African countries, India, and the Far East.”
However, Indians made significant advances in architecture (Taj Mahal), mathematics (the invention of zero) and medicine (Ayurveda) well in advance of many western civilizations.

Source: https://www.livescience.com/28634-indian-culture.html

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