Ancient India vs Modern India Essay

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  • The Similarities And Differences Of Hinduism, Jainism, And Buddhism

    While often deemed highly similar, Hinduism, Jainism, and Buddhism differ greatly in many of their core values and practices. The most significant differences lie in their stances on whether or not an all-powerful god is in existence. While the Hindu faith consists of millions of gods, most Hindus focus their worship on one all-encompassing god or objective Oneness, therefore making the religion henotheistic. However, because Hinduism is so internally diverse, some groups are atheistic in their views, similarly to Jains and most Buddhists. Some Buddhists, however, do consider the Buddha as the ultimate divine being and worship buddhas and other various divinities in methods similar to those found in Hindu worship. Furthermore, the religions differ in their origins. Both Buddhism and Jainism have known founders, Siddhārtha Gautama and Mahavira, respectively. In contrast, Hinduism has no single founder. As the oldest known religion, Hinduism is thought of more as a culture that has been constantly evolving throughout the ages. In the area of scripture and religious texts, Hinduism, Jainism, and Buddhism are each unique. As described by the Patheos Library, in Jainism, “two extensive canons exist, as the Digambara and Svetambara sects each developed their own scriptures. Scriptures are not understood to be divinely revealed but rather eternally existent truths that individual souls may access through correct viewpoint, knowledge, and conduct (Patheos.com).” On the…

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  • Water Scarcity Research Paper

    India’s Water Scarcity The Cauvery River is one of the most revered water systems located in India. Spanning close to 750 kilometers, with a river basin that supplies water to four Indian states, its significance in Indian agriculture, industry, and hydroelectric power is what has supported the bulk of South Indian living for thousands of years. But on September 5, 2016, the supreme court of South Indian state, Karnataka, ordered to “release 15,000 cubic feet of water per second per day from…

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  • Rise Of Narendra Modi

    weaken the West dominated global order and contribute to the evolution of a more decentralized new order. Modi’s visit to and agreements with Japan are a clear sign that India is eager to work towards a new world order. During his visit, the two countries signed agreements to expand cooperation in defense, nuclear power, and trade and investment sectors, with…

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  • Gandhi's Case Of Mohandas Gandhi

    Men like Mohandas Gandhi whose intention are good but ideas too radical for are bound to gain criticism as they do with support. In the case of Gandhi, there are people who he intends to help but they refuse to accept like Ambedkar and his followers. And there are those who does not want those in need of help to receive help like Nathuram Godse and the Brahmins. These people felt that Gandhi was overstepping his bounds in the Hindu system and is no hero to the public’s interest. India’s first…

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  • Korean Food Essay

    agricultural society in the ancient period due to the economy in Korea is not very developed (Lambert 2013). They cultivate rice as their main food. In the earlier time, the people in Korea do not have sufficient food even they work hard on the land due to poor agriculture technology and the limited land resources. Thus, they have to adopt the more economical way to overcome the problem. The kimchi (pickled vegetables) is considered as an important food for their daily life. Almost any vegetable…

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  • The Causes Of India And The Revolt Of 1857

    British had nearly been defeated in India in 1857 because of the riots in central and northern India but in spring of 1858 they came back into the game. This was called the Revolt of 1857 and because the British came back a lot of violence occurred from both sides leading equal amounts of counter-violence. Since the British executed the rebels, the rebels also killed white civilians like women and children without mercy. This led to the Kanpur massacre in June 27, 1857. The revolt ended the…

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  • Importance Of Financial Inclusion

    Also, India encounters difficulties in opening bank accounts and in growth of mobile banking, but closer to global average in borrowing from formal institutions. Hence, the need for opening of more bricks and mortars branches was felt. (Sharma & Kukreja, 2013) The financial inclusion has picked up in India in the last decade, but it is far from adequate, considering the vastness of the country. Banks and financial institutions need to focus towards inclusive growth, as the development of the…

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  • Race And Diversity In Santha Rama Rau's Two Ways To Belong In America?

    In Bharati Mukherjee’s personal essay, Two Ways to Belong in America, Mira claims that she sustained to her Indian culture and didn’t change the way she viewed America. Bharati said that her sister, Mira, “After 36 years as a legal immigrant in this country, she clings passionately to her Indian citizenship” and she feels “some kind of irrational attachment to India” that she doesn’t have toward America (Bharati Mukherjee p.70-71). This indicates that she sustained her Indian heritage even…

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  • Mahatma Gandhi And Kohlberg's Theory Of Moral Reasoning

    The Humanitarian Hero Gandhi A hero is a person who is determined to make a change in the world in any way possible, no matter the circumstances or challenges they may face. Fighting for your civil rights is not something most people can say they have done they have done in their life. Not only did Mahatma Gandhi fight for his civil rights, he fought and led Indians in the civil rights movement in South America and India. Mahatma Gandhi, birth name Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi, was born October…

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  • History And History Of The Great Stupa Through India

    Art through India The excitement had been growing as I landed at the airport in Mumbai, India. I would to get see new sights, experience new culture and learn where my roots had originated. As I left the airport I was culture shocked by what I was witnessing. The sceneries, the people, the environment was so different from what I had been use too. The architecture had been ancient and had so much meaning. The temples or known as mandir’s carried sacred meaning. My experience with the different…

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