The Culture of India
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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Festivals and Holidays
Other Indigenous Indian
Suffering Impermanence and NoSelf
The Demise of Buddhism in India
Indian Visual Arts
Indian Performing Arts
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