final paper - Among the Asian countries, India has a rich...

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Among the Asian countries, India has a rich and diverse culture with its unique values, beliefs and lifestyle. India is one of the few nations Asia having high uncertainty avoidance culture since they have quickly adapted to the modern means of living and lifestyles. Nevertheless, most of their cultural specifics such as norms, values and beliefs still remain unchanged as culture is a part of their nature. Through the Intercultural Communication course, I had a great chance to do research and to discover the invisible part of Indian cultural iceberg. Among the culture’s set of values, I am interested in the concepts of caste, dharma and the way Indian deal with intercultural conflicts the most. Despite of the variety in religions as well as culture patterns among different regions of India, whether a person comes from the North or South, urban or rural, stemming from Hinduism, Muslim or Buddhism, he or she has a specific position in the society which is defined by “ caste system ”. Caste consists of five main classes, namely Bharma, the highest class consists of
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This note was uploaded on 03/10/2011 for the course ECON 101 taught by Professor Duc during the Spring '05 term at Linfield.

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