Differnt Cultures and Race in India

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Different Cultures and Race in India
Amanda Johnson
SOC/120
Brenda Miller

There are many different cultures in India and the different cultures come from the different religions that the people of India believe in. Here are a few of the different religions that are in India; Buddhism, Jainism, Hinduism, and Sikhism. Even though there are many different religions, people of different religions worship together. Family is very important to the people in India. In India the parents or guardian of a young person finds a suitable other for their child to marry. The parents do look for a person around the same age, interested in the same things, and in the same social class (wealthy or poor). Marriage is very important to the people of India and they believe that marriage is for life, the divorce rate in India is only around one percent and the divorce rate in the United States is around fifty percent. When looking at how parents teach their children over in India, we can look at Bangalore where Kavitha Cardoza went to visit. Kavitha Cardoza went to ‘Silicon Valley of India’ “Whose children all attend English-medium schools” (Media cultures pg129 ¶3). The parents of India want their children to understand English so they can further their education and have better career choices. Many people in India believe that television is one of the biggest threats to their culture. With televisions becoming more easily to get and more children watching there is a threat to their culture. Western shows on the television is one of the biggest threats to the India culture, because in India “Western culture means dating and premarital sex” (Media cultures pg 130 ¶2), which is ‘alien in the India culture’. Television is also looked at showing disrespect to the elder. When it comes to discrimination in India, there are many different factors that we need to look at,…...

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