The Culture of India

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Kathleen Kuiper
The Rosen Publishing Group, Aug 15, 2010 - Juvenile Nonfiction - 344 pages
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Heir to a diverse array of traditions, the Indian subcontinent boasts customs that are distinguished by a constant juxtaposition of the ancient and the modern. The omnibus culture that has resulted from a rich history reflects an accommodation of ideas from across the globe and over time. This inviting narrative examines the tapestry of major events and beliefs that imbue everyday Indian life with vitality, and it presents the remarkable achievements in writing and the arts that have influenced individuals throughout the world.
  

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Contents

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Selected Groups
22
Festivals and Holidays
48
Gupta Scripts
82
Other Indigenous Indian
122
Suffering Impermanence and NoSelf
164
The Demise of Buddhism in India
170
Indian Visual Arts
184
Indian Painting
222
Indian Music
240
Classical Music
242
Medieval Period
252
Indian Performing Arts
267
Indian Architecture
296
Modern Period
327
For Further Reading
333

Sculpture in the Round
203

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