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Culture in India

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Emmanuel Remaury

on 4 November 2013

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CULTURE

F

INDIA
THE CASTE SYSTEM
FAMILY IN INDIA
*Priority/collectivism

*Patriarchal

FOOD IN INDIA
Large variety of regional dishes making use of local spices, herbs, vegetables, and fruits.
CONDIMENTS
MAIN DISHES
Chicken Tandoori
Indian Biryani
Indian Naan
Chole Bhature
Vindaloo
Basmati rice
An Incredible Rich History

- From the origins to the Moghol empire (until the 18th century)




- Colonialist period from 1848 to 1947




- Independence of India ( non-violence civil disobedience) and first constitution in 1950
History of India divided in three eras
Oldest human tracks 30 000 years ago...
VALUES & BELIEFS
Beliefs

- Soul or "aatma"
- Dharma
- Karma
- Reincarnation


Values

- Respect to elders
- Arranged marriages
- Yoga and meditation
CUSTOMS & TRADITION
* Behaviors in temples and other holy places

* Vegetarian food

* Left Hand/Right Hand

* Travels

* Bad powers
SYMBOLS
The National Flag of India
The National Emblem of India
Om
Swastika
Tilak/Bindi
Lotus
FESTIVALS
Makar Sankranti
It celebrates the sun journey into the northern hemisphere
Holi: "Colours Festival"
The Hindu festival that welcomes Spring and celebrates the new life and energy of the season
NAVARATRI
It symbolizes the triumph of good over evil and marks the start of autumn
DIWALI: The Hindu festival of lights
It celebrates the victory of good over evil, light over darkness and knowledge over ignorance
RELIGION
India is a secular republic and protects the rights of citizens to worship and propagate any religion or faith


* Hinduism is the world's third largest religion, after Christianity and Islam

* Hindus believe in only one God: not polytheistic

* The important deities: Vishnu, Shiva, Ganesha or Lakshmi

*Hinduism includes numerous traditions and prescriptions based on karma

Religion is an important force in India, visible in many aspects of life
INDIAN FILMS INDUSTRY
* 1st projection 1896

* 1st Films Industry in the world

* Globalized industry

* Wide range of films

*Misunderstanding from Western culture

* Most famous indians type of films

* Masala

* Ambassador of the Indian Culture
GEOGRAPHIC ASPECTS
* World's seventh biggest country

* 28 culturally different states

* 7 union territories

* Five main rivers (the most important: the Ganges)

Important roles in the lives of the Indian people
COMMUNICATION
High Context

-Distance

-Emotion

-Small talk

-Non-verbal language
*Wedding
*Funeral
QUICK FACTS ABOUT INDIA
* The meaning of the word "India": Western transliteration of the Sanskrit word "Sindhu," meaning "body of water"

* World’s second populous country in the world (1.2 billion people)

* 22 recognized spoken languages and more than 700 non-recognized

* Capital: New Delhi

* Official national language: Hindi

DIVERSITY
Indian Ablutions
INEVITABLE SPOTS IN INDIA
Virupaksha Temple
Harmandir Sahib
Agra
Goa
Darjeeling
DRESS CODES
* Varies second the region of the country, the climate and the traditions

* Costumes for daily wear and for festive occasions

*Color codes based on the religion


Sari
Ghagra Choli
Sherwani
Dhoti
But where is India ?
Indian Survival Guide for foreigners
1- Forget everything you learned before
2- Avoid tourists
3- Don't gnaw your nails !
4- You must develop your apnea
5- Your stomach is your best friend
6- In sleeper, you will travel
7- Forget your private life
8- Never touch a woman in public
9- Stay calm and open your Chakras
THANKS FOR YOUR ATTENTION
"shukriyā"
SPORTS in INDIA
Introduced by the British, cricket is India’s most popular sport but Hockey is considered the national sport
STEREOTYPES
* The current situation of the country
Hofstede's Dimensions
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