People of few countries in the world are as diverse and
complex as India. People in various parts of India differ in culture,
traditions, values, habits, lifestyles and food. Yet they are Indian and
their Indian-ness can be instantly recognised. Way of living of Indian
people has evolved with time. In past India came under various influences
and all of them
Indian people speak 17 major languages which have 844 dialects.
Sanskrit is the mother of most North Indian languages. Dravidian vernaculars
have their own history. English is the language of official communication
while Hindi, spoken by approximate 40% of the people, is the national
Indian people have rich literary heritage. Indian literature harks back
thousands of years to the Vedic hymns. Ancient Indians had produced great
works of philosophy and religious doctrine. Indian classics like Ramayana,
Mahabharata, Vedas, Upnashiads, Panchatantra and teh Jataka tales are
matchless. Sangam literature is the mirror of contemporary Tamil society.
Kalidasa and Bhasa have produced some immortal literary works.
Indian families have deep-rooted family values. The Indians look their
parents and elders with regard. Family elders would greatly care about young
ones. An Indian wife would serve here husband before she herself sits to
eat. They believe in sharing their feelings, and stand behind each other in
happiness and sorrow. They celebrate their festivals with lot of passion.