Indian Culture: Unity in Diversity

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What is one of the major characteristics of Indian culture?

Adaptability and comprehensiveness

Which civilization was the earliest known urban culture of the Indian subcontinent?

Indus civilization

What is considered the birthplace of Buddhism, Hinduism, Jainism, and Sikhism?


Which religion remains the most popular in India?


Which factor provides a support system that an individual can rely on daily in Indian culture?

Unified and interdependent community or family

What is the national language of India?


What do Indians generally place a high value on?

Harmony and unity with others

In which river's name is the origin of the name 'India' derived from?

Indus River

What percentage of the world's Hindus live in India?


What is the predominant family structure in India?

'Joint family'

In which survey did eight-in-ten Indians say religion is very important in their lives?

Pew Research Center survey

Which religious group has a substantial population in India despite it being a Hindu-majority country?


What kind of society is India?

'Collectivistic' society

'Forts, especially, remind us of the glory, innovation and might of these empires.' What do forts represent in Indian history?

'Architectural heritage'

'The political history of this land has been an unending saga of the rise and fall of countless kingdoms and dynasties.' What does this statement imply about Indian history?

'Turbulent political history'

What is the significance of the Indus civilization in the context of Indian culture?

It was the earliest known urban culture in the Indian subcontinent, influencing the development of Indian culture.

What is the primary factor that has allowed Indian culture to survive through the ages?

Adaptability and comprehensiveness

What is the role of unity in diversity in shaping Indian culture?

It has resulted in a diverse and inclusive culture that recognizes and embraces differences.

What is the significance of Dharmik religions in shaping Indian culture?

They have heavily influenced and shaped Indian culture throughout its history.

What is the role of community groups in Indian culture?

They provide a support system based on unity and interdependence for individuals.

What contributes to the uniqueness of Indian culture?

The synthesis of various cultures resulting in unity in diversity.

What is the significance of the name 'India'?

It is derived from the name of the river Sindhu (Indus River)

Which monument type is mentioned as a tangible reminder of India's past?


What is the predominant religious composition of India?


What is the traditional family structure followed by many Indian families?

'Extended family' structure

What kind of society is India?

Collectivistic society

Where did the name 'India' first appear?

In Greek scriptures

What did the rulers and conquerors build that still stands as tangible reminders of India's past?


Which civilization is considered the earliest known urban culture of the Indian subcontinent?

Indus Valley Civilization

What religious group has a substantial population in India despite it being a Hindu-majority country?


What does religion play in the lives of many Indians according to a 2015 Pew Research Center survey?

Religion is very important

Learn about the rich and diverse Indian culture, shaped by thousands of years of history and influenced by Dharmik religions. Explore the adaptability and comprehensiveness of Indian culture, as well as its characteristic unity in diversity.

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