Culture and History of India

Culture and History of India

India is a country with a vast and vibrant history and a renowned name in architecture and moral values. That can be seen in the ancient temples and monuments with religious influence. India is known as the country of origin of spices, and so has fantastic renowned cuisine.

On the other hand, religion has played a significant role in making India a well-known country globally. Among all the religions in India, Hinduism is the most practiced and of significant influence. The other being Islam, Christianity, Jainism, Buddhism has also helped build and shape people’s mindsets and lifestyles.

History

Ancient history

When we talk about ancient history, the civilizations help us learn about the people and lifestyle of that time. Archaeologists have discovered that there has been the human race living for 30000 years.

Moreover, the Indus valley civilization explains the advancement in the human race and the outer environment. the caste system is seen developed between 2000 and 500 BC during the Indo Aryan migration.

Medieval history

Coming to medieval history, various kingdoms came conquered and ruled India, giving some advancement and a different lifestyle each time

Temple witnessed advancement, and new forms of architecture were seen to be flourished. Its temples and Indian architecture flourished in the outer world in countries, namely Thailand, Vietnam, and Cambodia, in the 8th and 9th centuries.

The Delhi sultanate period started in the 10th century with invasions from the Mongol countries that ruled India from 1206. They impacted Indian culture to a large extent by attacking ancient architecture and temples.

After the Mughal empire’s disintegration in the 16th century, the East India Company took over Bengal’s control in 1765. The East India Company’s first and foremost objective was to supply raw material to England but slowly conquered India’s market, establishing a monopoly in India’s administration.

After gaining market control of India, the company dissolved, and England established parliamentary control over India.

Various self-rule campaigns, nonviolence, and non-cooperation came into force and tried their level hard to throw Britishers out of India and have an independent nation.

After all such efforts, the Britishers were forced to leave India and India got independence in 1947 and India and Pakistan’s separation.

The next objective was to provide India with a written constitution of its own, which got completed in 199 and came into force on 26 January 1950, which described India as a secular sovereign and democratic union of states. India has the longest written constitution in India.

India is a diverse country with a great culture and history that has flourished over time and has made India stand among its culturally rich nations.

It is every citizen’s moral duty to have a hand in protecting and flourishing our cultural heritage.  

Conclusion

The above-detailed information is enough to know about the culture and history that is important in our lives. The norms, values, and ethics are important to focus on and understand the term carefully.