National identity, that sense of cohesion on a national scale as a unified whole, given to its people through culture, language, tradition; and of course varying depending on the different echelons of society within a nation. In the case of country India these boundaries are set rather firmly in light of the social stratification known as the caste system. Caste in its simplest form being a system of social ranking that is predetermined to one’s birth. In the film Bandit Queen, this is called into question, and if one were to critique the film in relation to this pieces outline, it would seem that rather than giving one a sense of any one dominant construction of national identity it opposingly, due to this form of social structure, gives the viewer a sense the countries lack of an explicit one. But then again, perhaps it is our own western prejudice to think of a national identity as a unified whole rather than an assimilation of many subgroups of identities within a nation.
The Bhakti movement influenced almost the whole country at different times, and had a definite impact not only on religious doctrines, rituals,values and popular beliefs,but on arts and culture as well. The genesis of the bhakti movement goes back between the 6th and the 10th centuries in South India rather than in North India. It was Ramanand who was credited to bring the bhakti element to the North India from the South India. During the 12th and the 15th century A.D, the social systems in India were torn by all out degradation and corrupt practices prevailed right from the ruling class to the priestly class. Under such circumstances, Hindu religion was dominated by the brahmanical class committed various malpractices in the name of religion and such situation prepared the background to evolve a simpler and liberal faith acceptable to all irrespective of religion, caste and creed.
Indeed, in many states British imperialism took place under the form of ‘hybrid colonialism’ which consisted of a combination of both direct and indirect rule. The most notable example of this rule was under colonial India where the vastness of territories as well as the high population of the country first led the British to a form of indirect rule headed by the British East Indian Company prior to 1857. However, in May 1857 the Sepoy Mutiny - a major revolt from Indian soldiers against the rule of the British East Indian Company, compelled Britain to make India an official colony under control of London and the crown making an attempt to switch form indirect to direct colonialism. Types of colonialism varied in time and the British Empire did not hesitate to switch colonial practices to direct rule when local leaders resisted colonial rule as it was the case in 1857 in India. However, due to the very large number of states which composed India, types of colonial rule also varied geographically within the country.
From 1500 to 1914, empires began forming all throughout the Eastern and Western hemispheres, all competing for world power, whether it be the economic, land power, or cultural influence. Like many of these empires, the nations of Europe were big advocates of imperialism and world power. The continuity of their use of “European Racism,” and advancement of technology helped them achieve their great power throughout the centuries. While their adaptation of political administration throughout the centuries helped them take over and operate under large native lands, while still having efficient rule. Overall, the continuities and changes in imperial enterprises from 1500 to 1914 led to more advanced and efficient rule among most modern empires.
The Post-Mauryan period (200 B.C to 300 A.D.) saw the evolution of various new structures in society. To understand how these new structures impacted the Post-Mauryan society we must first understand how and why these structures came to be. The Post-Mauryan period was a crucial period in the History of South Asia as this was immediately after the decline of the Mauryan Empire, it was followed by intense competition for the creation of new kingdoms. This period saw the rise of various kingdoms from what was once the great Mauryan Empire. Under the Mauryans, almost all of the subcontinent region was unified under a single ruling entity but during the Post-Mauryan period, the subcontinent was no longer unified, there were several new kingdoms
According to anthropologists, when a tribe undergoes change through a loss of isolation and through close integration with the wider society with unfailing regularity it becomes a caste. Now, while tribes continue to undergo changes of many kinds, these no longer transform them into castes.” As the Oraon is one of the tribal community, today it practises various religions and speak more than one language; they earn their livelihood from a variety of occupations, both agricultural and non-agricultural. Yet they remain Oraons in some socially significant sense. . As in Indian society diversity has been termed as one of the hallmark religion, language, region, caste and tribe have been considered to be the most important distinctions.
Nationalism has found various means of reaching people. Nationalism is a concept which Is in a constant state of flux. In the pre Independence era, Nationalism revolved around the fight against our colonial rulers. After attaining independence, nationalism catered to the acts of developing India economically, politically and socially. After we attained a certain level of balance and overcame the trauma that our colonial rulers caused, definition of nationalism evolved again.
This essay will focus on the economic aspects of the Qin dynasty which made them superior to other states and allowed them to conquer and unify China. The Qin state focused heavily on their agriculture, military and bureaucracy, as well as trade and commerce leaving behind a remarkable future of a standardised economy for the following states after them. The Warring States period was a time of uncertainty and political instability. The ruler Duke Xiao appointed Lord Yang who was a follower of Legalism, a philosophy nurturing absolute power, as the Chief Minister to bring change in the Qin State. Legalism was important as it reassured power into the ruler’s hands, forcing people to follow strict legal codes making them obedient to the ruler.
The builidng in Southeast Asia stressing on the importance of in Indian beliefs in shaping Southeast Asia courts and ideas of political legitimacy, but implies that palaces and the concept of rulership, exists before the Indians’ arrival. The concept of rulership in Southeast Asia, and the symbolic measures by which the rulers sought to maintain their status. One significant relationship in all early polities was that between secular and sacred authority, and it has often been assumed that Southeast
These moral values are something which are given due importance.It has created based on our thinking patterns and behavior of living. Mostly in this country people belogs to islam so we follow the guidelines of ALLAH and islam. Minorities including hindus, christian, parsi are also living here ad they are given the right of equality and justice based on the rules of islam 's teaching. In Pakistan we are having Punjabi, Sindh, Kashmiri, balouchi culture and they are having their own traditions and custom. In Pakistan there is a specific culture but it is also considered a mix cuture based on the belief and ideology of different people combined in a way that form particular values of islam.