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      India

       Miss Armstrong 

       Due-11/29/17 

       English 1st

By savoy Grissett



Indian food



    Foods of India are better known for its spiciness. Throughout India, be it North India or South India, spices are used generously in food. But one must not forget that every single spice used in Indian dishes carries some or the other nutritional as well as medicinal proper.

 

   Wheat, rice and pulses baby corn Masala, Dal fry with  (Bengal gram) are important staples of the Indian diet. The food is rich with curries and spices, including ginger, coriander, cardamom, turmeric, dried hot peppers, and cinnamon, among others. Chutneys thick condiments and spreads made from assorted fruits and vegetables such as tamarind and tomatoes and mint, cilantro and other herbs  are used generously in Indian cooking.



when the Moghul Empire invaded during the sixteenth century, they left a significant mark on the Indian cuisine, according to Texas A&M University. Indian cuisine is also influenced by many other countries. It is known for its large assortment of dishes and its liberal use of herbs and spices. Cooking styles vary from region to region





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Religion

About 13 percent of Indians are Muslim, making it one of the largest Islamic nations in the world. Christians and Sikhs make up a small percentage of the population, and there are even fewer Buddhists and Jains, according to the "Handbook."

    India is identified as the birthplace of Hinduism and Buddhism, the third and fourth largest religions. About 84 percent of the   population identifies as Hindu,

    India is a land of diversities. This diversity is also visible in the spheres of religion. The major religions of          India are Hinduism (majority religion), Islam (largest minority religion), Sikhism, Christianity, Buddhism, Jainism, Zoroastrianism, Judaism and the Faith. India is a land where people of different religions and     cultures live in harmony. This harmony is seen in the celebration of festivals. The message of love and        brotherhood is expressed by all the religions and cultures of India. 


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Language

Many people living in India write in Devanagari script. In fact, it is a misconception that the majority of people in India speak Hindi. Though many people speak Hindi in India, 59 percent of India residents speak something other than Hindi, according to The time of india Bengali, Telugu, Marathi, Tamil and Urdu are some other languages spoken in the country.  

Sanskrit, an ancient -European language usually referred to in action movies, came from Northern India. How the language started has been a point of argument  linguists. It shares many similarities with English, French, Farsi and Russian languages. New DNA research in 2017 found that an Aryan invasion may have introduced the beginnings of Sanskrit. "People have been debating the arrival of the European languages in India for hundreds of years," said study co-author Martin Richards, an at the University of Huddersfield in England. "There's been a very long-running debate about whether the European languages were brought from migrations from outside, which is what most linguists would accept, or if they evolved.