The Challenges of Cultural Diversity

The Challenges of Cultural Diversity

Question

What is meant by cultural diversity? Why is India considered to be a very
diverse country?

Answer

The culture is a compound word that embeds with it. language, religion, sect, race or caste and even a particular region too. The differences in these constituents are called cultural diversity. India is a diverse country in terms of culture consciousness because here are spoken 1632 different languages and dialects. So far twenty-two languages have been recognised in 8th schedule of the Constitution. Again, there are religions like Hinduism, Islam, Sikhism, Buddhism, Zoroastrianism, Christianity etc. The Hindus also are internally or regionally specific, plural in beliefs and practices and divided by castes and languages. Here also lies diversity in topography Eg. mountain, plateau, desert, plains, marshy regions. There is diversity in dress, eating manners, rites, rituals, customs, etc. On the basis of these differences we can state that India is a very diverse country.

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