Punjab Culture

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The cultural change in any society is one that can’t be avoided. Time and again there has to be instances that are path breaking and lead to the situations that ultimately are the building blocks of a new norm or cultural practice. One can’t remain unperturbed with thedevelopments in the society, whether at superficial or ground level. If one remains static tothese developments, that person is bound to be left behind and labelled as a person sufferingfrom ‘generation gap’ syndrome.
There is nothing more appropriate than to quote first Nobel laureate of India, Rabindra NathTagore, “Similar to Germany in Europe, Tigris – Euphrates valley in Western Asia, Chinese plains in Eastern Asia, our Punjab is one of those tracts on the surface of the earth, where thestreams of history flowed with full vigour. Punjab is that beautiful piece of land on the skiesof which the first day of morn sprouted, in the forests of which sacred hymns echoed for thefirst time, on the surface of which was born the first civilized man of India and on the bosomof which the Indian culture originated.”In fact, the Indus valley civilisation is believed to be older than even the culture of Vedic period. While the Vedic Aryans were rural, the people of this valley possessed the amenitiesof a developed city life.The history of Punjab till the 10 th century A.D reveals that not only it played significant rolein the life history of India but also acted as a confluence for many people and cultures of Asiaand South Eastern Europe.To quote Sher Singh Gupta, “It became a cockpit and confluence in which there was anunending amalgamation of communities…...

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