Lifestyles of Indian States

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Lifestyles of Indian States

By | June 2013
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Different Lifestyles followed by the States of India

A Project Report by
Siddhant Sharma (St. Thomas School)
s/o Dr. Chanchal Kumar Sharma

India is a country of twenty eight states and seven union territories. Lifestyle means the way of life of the people. This includes their language, religion, dance, dresses and food. Different states of India follow different lifestyles. This project is about lifestyle of ten major states of India.

1. Haryana 

Haryanavi is the dominant mother tongue of Haryana. Hindi is spoken as spoken as a second language. Haryana is called the Land of Rotis because this is the main food item in Haryana. Tea, Buttermilk (Lassi), Thandai are the local drinks. Bajra ki roti, Bajra Ki Khichdi and Bathua Ka Raitha are also popular food items.Women love to wear colourful dresses. The men generally wear white dhoti or pajama, white-coloured kurta, 'Pagri'. All-white attire is a status symbol for men.  Women wear ghaggra, lehenga, Kurti (shirt) and a printed orhni. Haryanvi Ragini is a part of folk music in Haryana. Khoria and Jhumar Dances are performed by women and Dhamal Dance is a folk dance of Men. Ras Leela is also a common folk dance.

2. Punjab

The people of Punjab speak Punjabi language. The food of the state include roti, rice, dals and vegitables. "Sarso ka saag" and "Maki ki roti" are special food items of Punjab. The popular dress worn by the women of Punjab is salwar kameez and bright colored duppattas. The traditional dress of the men of Punjab comprises a kurta pyjama, loongi, turban and punjabi Jutti. Bhangra is the main dance of men. "Gidha" is women's dance. The main festivals of Punjab are: Dewali, Holi, Lohri, Basant Panchami, Hola Mohalla, Baisakhi and Guru Purb.

3. Rajasthan
Rajasthani community is known as marwaris. They speak Rajasthani language. Rajasthani food is known for its snacks like Bikaneri Bhujia, Mirchi Bada, Pyaaj Kachori and ghevar....