India: Values                                                                  

  • Family
  • Religion and sacred symbols
  • Patriarchy
  • Modesty in dress and acceptance of one’s place in society
  • National pride
  • Harmony and humility
  • Relationships
  • Hospitality
  • Respect for tradition
  • Compromise
  • Respect for elders
  • Creativity
  • Democracy
  • Reincarnation



Q: What do you think patriarchy means?


A: Patriarchy is a social system in which the father or eldest male is head of the household, having authority over women and children. Patriarchy also refers to a system of government by males, and to the dominance of men in social or cultural systems.


Q: What do you think reincarnation means?


A: Reincarnation (literally, "to be made flesh again") is believed to occur when the soul or spirit, after the death of the body, comes back to earth in a newborn body (image). Various Indian religious traditions such as Hinduism and Jainism subscribe to this belief.