Many great cultures had developed in different countries and regions of the world. Many of them have perished or have been replaced by other cultures. However Indian culture has had an enduring character. Despite major changes and upheavals significant threads of continuity can be traced throughout the course of Indian history right upto the present … Read more DMPQ- . “Continuity and change both are important features of Indian culture.” Elucidate.
. Punjabi is a language with several shades. It is being written in two scripts, Gurmukhi and Persian. The Gurmukhi script till the end of the nineteenth century was almost limited to the Adi Granth, the holy book of the Sikhs. Only a small number of people tried to learn the script except the granthis, … Read more DMPQ- Discuss the major characteristics of Punjabi literature during medieval period.
India is popularly known to be a land of spirituality particularly to the West. However, Indian history from ancient times to present day shows that the developments of materialistic and non-materialistic culture have been going on alongside. You will recall that the Harappan civilization was an urban one. It had a systematic town planning where … Read more DMPQ- “Indian culture has always been both Materialistic and Spiritualistic.” Explain.
. Communalism in India is used to denote the differences between the various religious groups and differences among the people of different communities. And generally it is used to catalyse communal violence between those groups. There is a need to reform the present criminal justice system, speedy trials and adequate compensation to the victims, may … Read more DMPQ- Suggest some measures to curb the threats arise from the communalism.
Bihu The Bihu dance is a folk dance from the Indian State of Assam related to the festival of Bihu. This Jogous dance is performed by both young men and women and is characterised by brisk dance steps, and rapid hand movement. Dancers wear traditionally colourful Assamese clothing. Bhangra Bhangra is a folk dance conducted … Read more DMPQ- . Discuss India’s major folk dances.
. The SNDP movement was an example of a regional movement born out of conflict between the depressed classes and upper castes. It was started by Sree Narayana Guru Swamy (1856- 1928) among the Ezhavas of Kerala, who were a backward caste of toddy-tappers and were considered to be untouchables, denied education and entry into … Read more DMPQ- . Discuss the important aspects of Sree Narayana Guru Dharma Paripalana (SNDP) Movement
. Indian secularism is fundamentally different from Western secularism. Indian secularism does not focus only on church-state separation and the idea of inter-religious equality is crucial to the Indian conception. Indian secularism took on a distinct form as a result of an interaction between what already existed in a society that had religious diversity and … Read more DMPQ- How the Indian concept of secularism is different from the western model of secularism? Discuss.
This movement was an example of a regional movement born out of conflict between the depressed classes and upper non-Brahmin castes. It was started by Sri Narayan Guru Swamy among the Ezhavas of Kerala, who were a caste of toddy trappers and were considered to be untouchables. The Ezhavas were the single largest caste group … Read more DMPQ- Sri Narayana Dharma Paripalana (SNDP) Movement in India
Causes of Religious Conflicts 1. Difference in beliefs: People belonging to different religions have difference in their beliefs. This difference often leads to conflict. 2. Poor upbringing: The religious belief of a person has its root in his childhood. People learn what they see. If their ancestors were intolerant towards other religions, then they also … Read more DMPQ- Explain the Causes and solutions of Religious Conflicts.
Learned Behaviour Not all behaviour is learned, but most of it is learned; combing one’s hair, standing in line, telling jokes, criticising the President and going to the movie, all constitute behaviours which had to be learned. Sometimes the terms conscious learning and unconscious learning are used to distinguish the learning. For example, the ways … Read more DMPQ- -Mention the Characteristics of culture .