The Kazakh language is an important part of Kazakh culture, because the cultural heritage and knowledge of our ancestors are stored in the roots of the Kazakh language. It is my contention that Kazakh language, which is at the heart of Kazakh culture has become more prevalent and has changed Kazakh culture for the better, since Kazakhstan became an independent Republic. Before the independent Republic of Kazakhstan, Kazakhstan was formally part of the Soviet Union. As you probably know, in the Soviet Union the most common language was Russian. Firstly, approximately in Soviet Union forty percent of Kazakhstan population were Russian.
3.1. Shamanism As popular religion in ancient Central Asia, it mainly concentrates on link between human and nature. According to the Secret History of Mongols, not only shamans played powerful role behind the Mongol Empire they led the armies and performed different rituals. With nomadic lifestyle, link between the Mongols and nature was great and that may have been the main reason why Shamanism was limited only in the Mongol land (Sinick 2008). However, shamanic traditions declined with the rise of the rulers practicing and converting different religions.
However, the research is inconclusive. The majority tries to speak well in Kazakh and everybody respects it. Assimilation process is happening between all cultures in Kazakhstan, because of congestion of large amount of ethnicities, which respects each other’s culture. Furthermore, as in many European bilingual countries, they also learn other foreign languages, making Kazakhstan more competitive in international arena. Even our president calls us to learn other languages, but it doesn’t mean that he doesn’t respect our state language(Kazinform 2014).
Genghis Khan: The Culture of a Nomadic Empire I read The Conquest of Genghis Khan, written by Alison Behnke, which was about how Genghis Khan grew to power, and changed the world forever. Genghis Khan’s culture is obviously vastly different from mine. Genghis Khan was the founder and undisputed leader of the Mongol Empire. The Mongol Empire ruled with an iron fist in Asia through the 13th and 14th centuries. The Mongols were the largest contiguous land empire in history.
I want to tell you about my homeland. My homeland is Kazakhstan. The Kazakh nation has evolved through centuries of nomadic tradition in the vast steppes of Eurasia. The Republic of Kazakhstan is a unitary state with a presidential form of government. Under the Constitution, the country is a democratic, secular, legal and social state whose highest values are an individual, his life, rights and freedoms.
Badger tells his audience this fair is like no other, many aspects of civilization will be on display such as advancements in transportation, communication, and technology alongside agriculture, education, history, religion and the arts.1 The fair was named Columbian in recognition of Christopher Columbus and the four hundredth anniversary of his discovery of the New World. “For the United States, which had been prone to view the Western hemisphere as its special province, Columbus could be seen as the original prototype of the American adventurer/hero who, like Boone or Crockett or Carson, blazed trails into an unknown
at the point when the tribe moved into the Southwest as big game seekers. Between 2500 B.C. what's more, 700 A.D. the Zuni Indians made their first endeavors at horticulture and chased littler amusement. Antiquarians trust it was amid this period they began
This essay argues that Kazakhs still keep their traditions by comparing how holidays were celebrated in the past and present, then shows how the western culture positively affect Kazakh culture and stats that there are some beliefs that are forgotten by the nation. To begin with, traditions are still kept by the nation. Important dates of Kazakh culture are celebrated like it was in the post-soviet time. For example, Nauryz, which is one of the main holidays of Kazakhs and it is the beginning of the New Year for a number of Turkish societies (Sadikova 2014, 231). It had not been celebrated for years of the Soviet regime, but in 1989 Kazakh nation were able to hold the spring holiday Nauryz.
War and conquest have been a part of human nature since humans first stepped foot on the Earth. As time passed and technology thrived, specific regions started to emerge as the obvious world powers and would expand around the globe. Jared Diamond’s main argument theorizes that the development of these powerful nations had nothing to do with pure ingenuity or superior intelligence, but in fact, relied on their geography and its influences, such as agriculture, cattle, technology, and disease resistance, shown by the European conquest of several regions around the world since the Age of Exploration. To begin, Diamond argues that geographic location has a significant role to play in the overall success and productivity of a nation. It seems to be no mere coincidence that the conquering Europeans lie directly on the same latitudinal line of the regions that maintained some of the most prosperous civilizations of mankind.
A proof for the same was that they had initially entered India from Afghanistan with a small army and had managed to conquer and establish a powerful and wealthy empire within a short span of only twenty years. Their dexterity in the domain of weaponry and artillery made them a threat not only to the kingdoms in the vicinity but also to the Indian Subcontinent as a whole. The Mughal Empire did not however only prove to be masters of combat but also engineers of development and progress. Trade relations with foreign countries, advanced water supply systems, well-organised city planning, public healthcare and medical facilities that was present during that time is proof for the same. The documentary that I have chosen to review for this Film/Documentary Review Project is- Warrior Empire- The Mughals.