The Culture of India has been shaped by its long history, unique geography, diverse demographics and the absorption of customs, traditions and ideas from some of its neighbors as well as by preserving its ancient heritages, which were formed during the Indus Valley Civilization and evolved further during the Vedic age, rise and decline of Buddhism, Golden age, Muslim Religion.
India is a birth place of Dharmic religions such asHinduism, Buddhism, Jainism and Sikhism.
We live in a country where child marriage is practiced even today. Although child marriage was out lawed in 1860, it is continued to be practiced in some rural parts of India.
Indian names are based on a variety of systems and naming conventions, which vary from religion and caste and may come from religion or epics. India’s population speaks a wide variety of languages.
Although women and men are equal before the law and the trend toward gender equality has been noticeable, women and men still occupy distinct functions in Indian society. Women’s role in the society is often to perform household works and pro bono community work. This low rate of participation has ideological and historical reasons. Women and women’s issues appear only 7-14% of the time in news programs. In most Indian families, women do not own any property in their own names, and do not get a share of parental property. Due to weak enforcement of laws protecting them, women continue to have little access to land and property. In many families, especially rural ones, the girls and women face nutritional discrimination within the family, and are anemic and malnourished. They still lag behind men in terms of income and job status. Traditional Hindu art, such as Rangoli (or Kolam), is very popular among Indian women. Popular and influential woman’s magazines include Femina, Grihshobha and woman’s EraAbrahamic ones. Today, Hinduism and Buddhism are the world’s third and fourth largest family.
India for ages has had a prevailing tradition of the joint family system. It’s a system under which even extended members of a family like one’s parents, children, the children’s spouses and their offspring, etc. live together. The elder-most, usually the male member is the head in the joint Indian family system who makes all important decisions and rules, whereas other family members abide by it.