Socio-Cultural Environment

Socio-Cultural Environment - Social and Cultural...

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Social and Cultural environment in India. Culture is a term that has various meanings. For instance, in the eighteenth century, the Europeans defined culture as the process of improvement. While in the nineteenth century, culture was defined as a betterment of an individual, especially through education, and the fulfillment of national aspirations or ideals. Whereas in the twentieth century, the American anthropology defined culture as distinct ways that people living in different parts of the world classified and represented their experiences, and acted creatively. Thus, this means that culture has been changing with time—it’s not constant. The socio-cultural environment seen in India is different from that seen in Tanzania and in the United States. The Indian tradition, regarded by some historians, is the oldest living civilization of the earth. The Indian culture is an amalgamation of languages, religions, dance, music, architecture, and customs; all of which differ place to place within the country. There are four major language families—Indo-Aryan: a branch of Indo-European that covers the north half of the country, the Dravidian Family that covers the
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This note was uploaded on 06/19/2011 for the course MGM 280 taught by Professor - during the Spring '11 term at SUNY Plattsburgh.

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