From time immemorial India has been known for her cultural supremacy. T he excavations carried out at Mohenjo-Daro, Sind and Harappa have revealed that a well-developed civilisation existed in the Indus Valley over five thousand years ago. This famous civilisation represents a very perfect adjustment of human life to a specific environment, which can only have resulted from years of patient effort. It forms the basis of modem Indian culture. 
India came into intimate contact with the Persians, the Egyptians, the Greeks and several other peoples of the Mediterrannean. Despite the fact that she impacted them and was affected by them, her social premise was solid.
Hindu culture has become an indispensable piece of Indian culture. It has consistently been founded on the ethics of tolerance, industry, insight and orderly anguish. While the Western nations are steeped in material pursuit, Hindu culture has always been altruistic and is founded upon the bulwark of communion with and sympathey for his surroundings by man. The sonnets of Kalidasa and his dramatizations show the intrigue of Nature to the spirit of the writer. As per Sir Alfred Lyall, there are two different parts of Hindu culture.They are the innovative and the practical just as the spiritualist components in the make-up of the Hindus. Famous Hinduism is very not quite the same as the scholarly Hinduism in its confidence and type of love. At any rate, it reflects the culture of the Hindus in its own way. ' 
Indian culture has additionally been impacted by Islam, which lays extraordinary accentuation on the confidence in one God. This beliefhad been prevailing at one time among the Hindus but subsequently became corrupt and various forms of idol worship were introduced. 
The Arya Samaj founded by Swami Dayanand Saraswati is the foremost example of the revolt against idol worship and some of its reforms are on par with the tenets of Islam. The Sikh religion of Guru Nanak is another remarkable example of Islam is producing monotheistic faith in India. 
Nehru feels that there is something indispensable in the way of life of India, which empowers it not exclusively to continue bubbling yet in addition to ingest new thoughts and acclimatize them into the old. India is the only civilisation that has had an unbroken continuity. Thousands of generations have been fed and inspired by this civilisation. It is a marvelous vitality that renews itselfaccording to the demandS of the changing times. It has eternal values, which endure all the vicissitudes 0 history. 
Indian culture is noted for its diversity. Indian society is made up of diverse ethnic groups, split into countless castes, professing mumerous creeds and speaking about two hundred languages and dialects. It represents every phase of social evolution. 
On the off chance that we look at this decent variety, we will have the option to find that there is profound fundamental solidarity. This unity has been stregthened by a uniform system of administration and the spread of education on modern lines. One may think that it is really the outcome of the struggle for freedom and that it did noto exist in the past ages. This view is not correct. 
The essential unity of India was emphasised by Bharatvarsha or the land of Bharata, given to the whole country in the epics and the Puranas and the name ‘Bharat Santati’, or the descendants of Bharata applied to its people. This sense of unity was always present in the minds of theologians, political philosophers and poets who spoke of the land that stretched from the Himalayas to Adam’s Bridge. 
India should nto remain stagnant. Her way of life ought to get blended with the global culture of mankind. To achieve this, she was to seek Wisdom, knowlwdge and friendship and comradeship wherever she finds them, and apply herself to the great task of making her citizens intemationsalists and world citizens. Nehru, the architect of modem India, visualised such an India. 

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