Indian Culture

Built upon centuries of history and heritage, Indian culture is one of the oldest in the world. Indians had made significant advances in architecture (Chola and Pallava architecture, for instance) mathematics (the invention of the zero) and medicine (Ayurveda), far before the West.

The land of diversity, India is home to 23 official languages, is the birthplace of Hinduism and Buddhism. Indian cuisine, especially its Persian and Mughal influence, is also immensely popular around the world although cooking styles vary greatly from region to region. India gave the world spices, is the world's largest producer of films and has dance, music and theatre traditions that go back a thousand years. From Harvard University extolling the benefits of clarified butter (ghee), to 'golden (turmeric) milk' being one of the most popular beverages in the US, to the success of its filmmakers on international platforms, India's soft power is on its way to changing the way the world lives. From yoga, Ayurveda and turmeric latte to Sadguru Jaggi Vasudev, textiles and tea, Indian culture draws people from all over the world. This section features global Indians who are taking the richness Indian culture around the world in various ways.

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