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Monday, 7 November 2011

Lost Indian Culture

                             "We should never forget our culture.", is something you would hear from a lot of people in India. During this conversation neither the speaker nor the listener gives a thought about "What is Indian Culture?"
                               A wikipedia search on Indian Culture would define culture based on religions, spirituality, cuisine, arts, clothing , languages, literature,sports and popular media. However, this does not exactly fall in line with the subject. A closer look at the wikipedia article would give two words - Aryan and Dravidian. There is widespread controversy as to whether - they are two different races, Aryans were immigrants and if Aryan is the name of a race. Practically, 80 % Indians(Aryan or Dravidian) have accepted the authority of Vedas and similar literature as their guide for life. So with this as the base, I will outline a couple of real Indian cultural practices and modern associated myths as follows: