Diversity makes the Indian Culture Rich:
In India, linguistic, religious, racial, social and political diversity has played an important role in making the Indian culture rich. The Hindu Dharma spread the feeling of tolerance, Buddhism and Jainism spread the principle of non-violence and Islam spread the idea of one God. Many social evils came to an end due to the efforts of Brahmo Samaj, Arya Samaj, Rama Krishna Mission and Aligarh Movement. In medieval times, the rulers who set up empires in India were Muslims by religion. In culture, a gradual fusion took place during their rule. The cultural traditions that they brought with them from Central Asia slowly mixed with the Hindu patterns of earlier Indian art which ultimately created marvellous art forms. This happened in many fields, not only in art. In North India, a new language Urdu developed out of a mixture of Hindi and Arabic and the Persian words used at the Mughal court. This happened in music also. The numerical forms that are known as Hindustani classical music, today were a creation of both the Hindus and the Muslims. These two cultures mixed so completely that they formed a new wholly Indian culture. A modern Indian feels greatly proud of the temples of Konark, the cave paintings of Ajanta and the Taj Mahal. There are cultural objects created by three different religions- Hinduism, Buddhism and Islam. They are magnificent pieces of Indian culture. This culture has greatly helped in shaping the Indian nation.