What is Indian culture and the traditions that are to be followed?
What exactly defines Indian culture and traditions and are they different from each other is the basis of this forum discussion.
India is a big country with diversity. Across the country people of various religions, languages, cultures, and different traditions live. The country was under the rule of Hindu dynasties, Mughals, and finally the British for a long time until the British were forced to leave giving us independence. Due to the rule of others for a long time, there was a fusion of cultures, customs, and traditions. Many people are going abroad for various reasons like education, jobs, business, etc. Some are settling in other countries and some are returning to the native country. The interaction with people of other countries also brings some changes in the culture and traditions.
Many times, we hear people saying this is not our culture or this is not our tradition. It may be the arts, literature, dressing, eating habits, and many more. We ourselves have seen a lot of changes in society during our lifetime. When so much change has taken place, how we can say this is not our culture or this is not our tradition?