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Culture of India


The culture of India refers collectively to the thousands of distinct and unique cultures of all religions and communities present in India. India's languages, religions, dance, music, architecture, food, and customs differs from place to place within the country, often labeled as an amalgamation of several cultures, spans across the Indian subcontinent and has been influenced by a history that is several millennia old. Many elements of India's diverse cultures, such as Indian religions, philosophy, cuisine, languages, martial arts, dance, music and movies have a profound impact across the Indosphere, Greater India and world.


  • Culture 

  • Family structure and marriage 

  • Festivals 

  • Greetings 

  • Animals 

  • Cuisine 

  • Clothing 

  • Languages and literature 

  • Performing arts 

  • Visual arts 

  • Sports and martial arts 

  • Popular media 

  • Perceptions of Indian culture