Derived from Latin, the word Culture means, “to cultivate”. Besides having various different meanings, Culture is most ordinarily used in three basic senses:
Appeared during the 18th and 19th Century in Europe, Culture is also used to imply the process of cultivation or improvement. In the 19th century, it came to refer to the new change in the betterment of an individual through education, and then for the fulfillment of national ambition or ideals. And later, some scientists used the term “culture” equivalent to universal human capacity.
Post World War II, even though with different meanings, the term culture became important in various disciplines such as organizational psychology, cultural studies, and management studies. A difference in culture is seen amongst various states and countries.
India, known for its languages, dance, religions, music, food, and architecture differs in culture from place to place within the country. Popular in the world also possess so many beliefs and religions, the culture of India is a merger of different sub-cultures spread throughout the Indian subcontinent and traditions.
Family plays an influential role in the Indian culture. The prevailing trend of joint family system in India, under which all the extended members of the family live together, the eldest male member is the Karta (head) and the decision-maker. All the other members of the family have to abide by his decisions and rules.
Having being influenced from European culture, the culture of America has been developing since it became a country with its own special cultural and social characteristics in music, cuisine, social habits, and arts. Today America is favoring major changes throughout the country as a result of large-scale immigration from various different countries.