Southeast Asian Culture and Heritage in a Globalising World by Rahil Ismail download in pdf, ePub, iPad
Southeast Asia has also had a lot of Western influence due to the lasting legacy of colonialism. These arguably represent the furthest reaching, most profound and permanent South Asian ideas on other cultural spheres.
The late Vedic political progress results in urbanization, strict social hierarchy, commercial and military rivalries among the settlers, that have spread all over the entire sub-continent. At its north-western end, Armenia and Georgia have an unmistakable Christian tradition, while Lebanon shares a large Christian and a large Muslim community. Dance drama is also a very important feature of the culture, utilizing movements of the hands and feet perfected over thousands of years. Scholars, who employ several periodization models argue over whether South Asian tradition is consciously committed to the Harappan culture. Its strategic and historic position around the East-West axis and the major trading routes guaranteed a steady influx of ideas and conflicting notions of tribalism and traditionalism.
Its two eastern regions of Punjab and Sindh share cultural links to Northwest India. Bangladesh and the Indian state of West Bengal share a common heritage and culture based on the Bengali language. However Russian expansion essentially undermined this and thus today it is under Russian rule.
The geographic region of Siberia was the historical land of the Tatars in the Siberia Khanate. One example is the Philippines which has been heavily influenced by America and Spain, with Christianity Catholicism as the dominant religion. Another shared feature is rice paddy agriculture, which originated in Southeast Asia thousands of years ago. As some Central Asian areas have been inhabited by nomadic people, numerous urban centers have developed in a distinct local character. Many Middle Eastern countries encompass huge deserts where nomadic people live to this day.
There is a cultural and linguistic divide between North and South India. Thereafter, Islam became dominant in Indonesia, Malaysia and Brunei. East Timor also demonstrates Portuguese influence through colonialism, as it is a predominantly Christian nation. The Culture of India is diverse and a complex mixture of many influences.
These houses are elevated on stilts so that water can easily pass below them in case of a flood. The Vedas constitute the oldest work of Sanskrit literature and form the basis of religious, ethic and philosophic ideas in South Asia.
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