Culture of India

The culture of India refers to the Dharma, beliefs,customs, traditions, languages, ceremonies, arts, values and the way of life of India and its people. India's languages, religions, dance, music, architecture, food, and customs differ from place to place within the country. Its culture, often labeled as an amalgamation of these diverse sub-cultures, spans across the Indian subcontinent and includes traditions that are several millennia old.

Many elements of India's diverse culture, such as Indian religions, yoga, and Indian cuisine, have had a profound impact across the world. Pakistan and the North Indian States were influenced by the medieval Indo-Persian culture, exemplified by its musical, culinary and architectural designs such as the Taj Mahal, while South India developed largely independent of foreign influences — three of the four languages classified as classical languages of India belong to the Dravidian language family, namely Kannada, Tamil and Telugu.

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