“India is a very diverse country in terms of tradition, culture, religion, race, language, festivals, cuisines, and Muchmore. It is said that Unity in Diversity which fits appropriately alongside the diversity in India”.
Meaning of DIVERSITY–
Diversitymeansunderstandingthateachindividualisunique, and recognizing their individual differences. These differences can be along the dimensions of race, ethnicity, gender, and sexual orientation.
Eachindividualinanorganizationbringswiththemadiversesetofperspectives, work, and life experiences, as well as religious and cultural differences.
The culture of India refers to the way of life. India’s languages, dance, music, foods and customs differ from place to place with in the country.
India is a country of Diversity-
- Different ways in which people pray.
- Different ways in which people get married
- Different ways in which people dress
- Different ways in which people greet each other
- Different ways in which people cook rice.
Understanding diversity is critical to understanding society because patterns of social changes and social structure are influenced by diverse group experiences.
•The shaping of social institutions by different social factors.
•The formation of groups and individuals’ identity.
•The process of social change.
India is a vast country and is considered a sub-continent for its vastness. This sub-continent extending from the Himalayas to the sea is called Bharat-Varsha or the land of Bharat.
There we can see some more effective diversity-
Geographically India can be divided into four regions. The first is the Himalayan region or the Northern Mountain wall that extends from Kashmir in the West to Assam in the East. This region includes Kashmir, Kangra, Tehri, Kumaun Nepal, Sikkim, and Bhutan.
The second region is the great and big Northern Plains which are provided with water by the rivers like Indus, Ganges, Brahmaputra, and their tributaries.
The people differ considerably in the social habits. They differ in their dresses, customs, food habits, and manners. Different kinds of festivals are observed in different parts of the country by different categories of peoples.
The people of India speak different languages. More than 200 different dialects and languages are used in this vast sub-continent. The principal languages of India are Sanskrit, Hindi, Bengali, Oriya, Assamese, Gujarati, Marathi, Sindhi, Urdu, Punjabi, Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam, Kashmiri, and Kannada.
There are also to be found equality of religion. All the world religions are found here-Hinduism, Buddhism, Jainism, Sikhism, Islam, and Christianity. All have their sects and sub-continents.
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