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Each culture has developed its own dress code over the years. Hindu clothing is closely identified with the colorful silk saris worn by many of the country’s women. The traditional clothing for men is the dhoti, an unstitched piece of cloth that is tied around the waist and legs. Men also wear a kurta, a loose shirt that is worn about knee-length.
Cloth stitching is new to India it is basically came from Arabia. According to earlier tradition torn clothes, as well stitching is not accepted. In religeous occasions people will remove their shirt because it is stitched. You can see this custom in Kerala temples.
Indian dance, music and theater traditions span back more than 2,000 years. The major classical dance traditions — Bharata Natyam, Kathak, Odissi, Manipuri, Kuchipudi, Mohiniattam and Kathakali — draw on themes from mythology and literature and have rigid presentation rules.
The music of India includes multiple varieties of folk, popular, classical music etc. The two main traditions of classical music are Carnatic music, found predominantly in the peninsular regions, and Hindustani music, found in the northern and central regions. Both traditions claim Vedic origin, and history indicates that they diverged from a common musical root since about the 13th century.
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. The food is rich with curries and spices, including ginger, coriander, cardamom, turmeric, dried hot peppers, and cinnamon, among others. Many Hindus are vegetarians, but lamb and chicken are common in main dishes for non-vegetarians.
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