INDIANISM – THE CULTURAL POWERHOUSE Introduction “Indianism” – is a culture apart. Colorful and vibrant. It is a unique panorama of diverse cultures, customs, languages and religions blended with an elixir of tolerance to form a great nation. India is more heterogeneous than any other country of the world. The country’s punch line ever since has been “Unity in diversity” which is a vivid reflection of the ground realities.
Jayanti Basu, a practising psychoanalyst, in her book, Reconstructing the Bengal Partition: The Psyche under a Different Violence, has pertinent implications in the study of the partition of India. India has ever remained a salad bowl of different peoples of different tastes, languages, cultures, and religions, because India has strong belief in peace. Moreover, a non- violent approach, forgiveness, sympathy with the weak and the downtrodden, respect and amity for the new comers, consciousness of a divine mission to bring happiness to all and above all, to treat every one as a part of God constitute the concept of humanity in India. Consequently, it is the very heterogeneity of Indian culture that makes it historically possible for different religions and cultures to survive and to mutually enrich themselves in their own way. Furthermore, the ancient Indian culture admitted the variety of human nature, variety of tastes, views, approaches etc.
Prahalad views modern India has many languages, religions and traditions with diverse cultures. Children begin by coping and learning to accept and assimilate in this diversity. Prahalad says , that Indians, like everyone else in the world, should be treated as unique, as individuals, expressing themselves seeking innovation Nancy Lockwood of Society for Human Resource Management, world 's largest human resources association with members in 140 countries, writes that in the past two decades traditional Indian culture has undergone great social change by giving education opportunities to girls, accepting women working in office, expecting a career, and women attaining managerial roles in corporate India. though slow, out of India 's 397 million workers, 124 million are now women a great cultural change Amartya Sen, the India born Nobel Laureate in Economics, modern India culture is complexed with historical traditions, colonialism influenced over centuries and current Western culture - both collaterally and dialectically. Sen observes that external images of India in the West often tend to emphasise the difference - real or imagined - between India and the West.
India is a mainstream state however in virtual sense it' an idealistic idea on the grounds that in a nation where more than 80% of populace comprise of one single religion, along these lines, its entirely hard to give measure up to status to minority. Thus, keeping in mind the end goal to give level with status to these minorities uncommon benefits are being concurred to
Most of the beliefs(superstitions)in India have a historical background. Most of the old people in India trust in superstitions. They think it really affects their life, so they follow it very carefully.They think that their whole life revolves around superstitions. Not all old people believe in superstitions but many of them do. There are many different kinds of religion in India and each of them have certain beliefs which may or may not be similar to another religion.
SECULARISM - COEXISTENCE OF POLITICS & RELIGION INTRODUCTION Secularism as a concept can be defined as the separation of government institutions and people elected to represent the state from religious institutions and religious leaders. It enables assertion of the right to be free from religious norms and teachings, or, in a state declared to be neutral on matters of belief, from the imposition by government of religion or religious practices upon its people. It is the view that public activities and decisions, especially political ones, should not be influenced by religious beliefs and/or practices . Secularism has been derived from the works of Greek and Roman philosophers such as Epicurus and Marcus Aurelius; from Enlightenment thinkers
Introduction India is a country with multiple religions; more often than not these different religions contradict each other on various points. These contradictions have, historically, led to clashes between various religious groups. While the Constituent Assembly could not take away the people's freedom to practice their religions, it also could not let the tension between different groups persist for longer. The Constituent Assembly was given the task to strike a balance between granting the freedom of religion alongside other rights and allowing for the peaceful co-existence of multiple religions. This resulted in the 42nd Constitution Amendment Act introducing the word 'secular' in the preamble of the Indian Constitution thereby making explicit (what was previously an implied concept) that India is a secular nation.
1.2 BACKGROUND Even though Indians in these present scenario live as one and united, due to lack of literacy, people are facing discrimination and misconception towards one another which have lead to contamination in the Indian society. People have stopped realizing each other's importance which have created ignorance and distinction within the people of India. Along with the ignorance even the self-determination to learn about each other's cultures, traditions and architecture have disappeared. Northeast India is one of the region that is ignored by most of the other regions of India, being one of the most ethical and linguistically diverse regions. The lifestyle and physical features are different from the rest of the Indians, which also have created distinction among
RESPONSE OF INDIAN JUDICIARY TO THE CONCEPT OF SECULARISM The whole essence of the Indian freedom movement had been to establish a pluralistic Indian society which would with open arms accommodate and enhance India’s multi-cultural, multi linguistic and multi religious identity. Even during the period when political antagonism between the Congress and Muslim League where gaining concrete grounds and the storm clouds of partition of the Indian state were hovering heavy over the Indian motherland, what the framers of the constitution could only ensure as solace to the weeping mother of the parting sons was that the new India would essentially be a secular state but with a notion of secularism different from the western model of secularism which
Most of the people realize that India is very slow in development but they don 't focus on what to be done in order to make India a developed country.Why is our country still a "developing country", when a lot of countries(South Korea, Taiwan, Japan, Singapore, etc., to name a few) around us that were poorer than us became very rich and developed? The youth of India today lives in a society defined by multiple languages, religions, ethnicities and political thought, among other things. Yet they define their own generation, which is starkly different from their fathers and grandfathers. This puts them in a unique position to take their country towards positive growth and development. So when we ask what is wrong with Indian politics, you have to first acknowledge what is right about it.