CULTURE OF CERTAIN REGION
SONGS, DANCE, FESTIVALS AND SPECIAL FOOD PREPARATIONS
SONGS OF NORTH INDIA AND HOW ARE THEY DIFFERENT FROM SOUTH
NORTH INDIAN CLASSICAL MUSIC
The classical music of North India is known as Hindustani Sangeet or
sometimes as Hindustani Sangit. It is found in an area that extends
roughly from parts of Afghanistan and Pakistan into northern and
central India and as far east as Bangladesh.
THE SOUTH INDIAN SYSTEM OF CLASSICAL MUSIC:
Carnatic sangeet (karnatik Sangit), is the South Indian system of
classical music. It has a rich history and a very sophisticated system
of theory. The composers and performers have gained a world class
reputation by singing and playing instruments such as, violin,
gottuvadyam, mridangam, and veena (vina).
DANCE OF NORTH INDIA AND HOW ARE THEY DIFFERENT FROM EACH OTHER
DANCE OF NORTH INDIA
Dance of North India too has diverse folk and classical forms. Among the well-known folk dance are the bhangra of the Punjab, and rouf and bhand pather of Kashmir. Main dance forms, many with narrative forms and mythological elements, have been accorded classical dance status by India's National Academy of Music, Dance, and Drama such as kathak of Uttar Pradesh.
DANCE OF SOUTH INDIA
The South Indian culture is celebrated in the elaborate dance forms of South India - Koodiyattam, Bharatanatyam, Oyilattam, Karakattam, Kuchipudi, Kathakali, Theyyam, Bhuta Kola, Ottamthullal, Oppana, Kerala Natanam, Mohiniaattam and Yakshagana. The Bharatanatyam is the celebration of the eternal universe through the celebration of the beauty of the body. This is done through its tenets of having a perfectly erect posture, a straight and pout curving stomach, a well rounded and proportionate body mass- to the body structure, very long hair and curvaceous hips. These tenets bring to life the philosophy of Natyashastra, ‘Angikam bhuvanam yasya’ (The body is your world). This is elaborated in the araimandi posture, wherein the performer assumes a half sitting position with the knees turned sideways, with a very erect posture. In this fundamental posture of the Bharatanatyam dance, the distance between the head and the navel becomes equal to that between the earth and the navel. In a similar way the distance between the outstretched right arm to the outstretched left arm becomes equal to the distance between the head and the feet, thus representing the "Natyapurusha", the embodiment of life and creation
FESTIVALS OF NORTH INDIA
FESTIVAL OF FULL NORTH INDIA
DIWALI IS THE FESTIVAL OF AYODHYA IN U.P BUT IT IS CELEBRATED IN FULL INDIA
HOLI IS THE FESTIVAL OF PUNJAB
FESTIVALS OF SOUTH INDIA
HOW NORTH INDIA FESTIVAL IS DIFFERENT FROM SOUTH INDIA FESTIVAL?
The difference is due to the different types of crops and spices grown in the region. For example, North Indians eat a lot of wheat based breads like chapatis whereas, South Indians eat lot of rice. North Indian dishes use garam masalas whereas South Indian foods contain lot of coconut. This is a very generic differentiation. There could be a lot of variations within each region in the South and likewise in the North.
B. The difference between north Indian and south Indian food is most of the dishes are made out of rice based ingredients, all the dishes containes fresh cocount, masalas grinded freshely, still in some houses grind masala manualy,
by using fresh ingredients the aroma of south Indian food is diffrent, all the dishes containes fresh coconut, masalas fried with onion and ginger and garlic
paste garnish with fresh coriander leaves, dishes are water based, north Indian
dises suitable for roti, nan, kulcha, etc, south Indian dishes suitable for rice, idly, dosa etc.,
IDLY IS THE SPECIAL FOOD OF TAMIL NADU
DOSA IS THE SPECIAL FOOD OF KARNATAKA, TAMIL NADU AND KERLA.
PONGAL IS THE SPECIAL FOOD OF TAMIL NADU
HOW THE NORTH INDIAN FOOD IS DIFFERENT FROM SOUTH INDIAN FOOD?
The cuisine of India encompasses a variety of regional cuisines making use of local spices, herbs, vegetables, and fruits. Indian religious and cultural habits—especially Hindu beliefs and culture—have shaped the development of these cuisines.Vegetarianism is common in Indian society.Although, Islamic influence due to years of Mughal and Sultanate rule as well as Persian interactions have influenced North Indian and Deccani cuisine significantly.cuisine has evolved as a result of the subcontinent's cultural interactions with other societies.Indian cuisine has also shaped the history of international relations; the spice trade between India and Europe is often cited as the primary catalyst for Europe's Age of Discovery.Indian cuisine has influenced other cuisines across the world, especially those from Southeast Asia, the British Isles and the Caribbean.