The Culture of India

India’s history and culture is intricate, and spans back to the beginning of human civilization. It started off with a mysterious culture along the Indus River and in farming communities in the southern lands of India. The history of India is marked by the constant integration of migrating people with the diverse cultures from surrounding areas. Evidence suggests that the use of copper, iron, and other metals was prevalent in the Indian sub-continent at an early period, which reveals progressive this part of the world was at the time. This region of India was a highly-developed civilization by the end of the fourth millennium BC.

Erica DesaiThe History of India begins with the birth of the Indus Valley Civilization, also known as Harappan Civilization. It was located in the western part of South Asia, and flourished around 2,500 BC. After the demise of the Harappan civilizations, many Empires formed and fell. Influences from many areas of the world were felt within its culture. Then in September 1920, Mahatma Gandhi and the Indian National Congress led the Non-Cooperation Movement, marking a new awakening in the Indian Independence Movement. Gandhi quickly realized after a series of events such as Jallianwala Bagh Massacre, that there was no prospect of getting fair treatment for his people by the British, so he withdrew the nation’s co-operation from the British Government. This act launched the Non-Cooperation Movement and thereby marring the administrative set up of the country. This movement was a great success as it gave great encouragement to millions of Indians.

Erica Desai is a professional health care worker who tries to give back to her community. She tries to get involved in various causes that help to improve people’s lives. Besides helping to bring awareness to cardiovascular disease, she volunteers at Vraj Camp in Pennsylvania. The camp is part of a committee whose goal is to broaden the knowledge of Indian heritage within the youth. She is proud of her culture and wants to make sure that the next generation carries on its legacy.