The Fate of Tradition - Indian Culture

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A REPORT
ON
THE FATE OF TRADITION – INDIAN CULTURE

By
P.SANDEEP
ID.NO.2005S5P4483

A report submitted in partial fulfillment
of the requirements of TAGC 312:
Technical Report Writing

12 March 2007

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ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

I am grateful to Dr.CHAGLA, my instructor for the course TECHNICAL REPORT WRITNG, for many valuable ideas and suggestions he gave for the fulfillment of this report.

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SUMMARY

TABLE OF CONTENTS

Acknowledgement ---------------------------- b

Summary ---------------------------- c

1. Introduction ---------------------------- 1

2. Different forms of messaging ---------------------------- 1

3. Language used in messaging ---------------------------- 2

• Mailing
• Telegram
• E-mail
• SMS(short message service)

4. Conclusion ----------------------------- 6

BIBLIOGRAPHY

GLOSSARY

1. INTRODUCTION

The Indian culture is the greatest thing that can be spoken about by any historian, it is considered so because of the diversity that exists in itself which, till date, is the signature of the so-called Indian legacy. A tradition is meant for generations and is supposed to have the same effect, although it always has an edge towards change, which is mostly dependant on the time. And that is happening to India these days, a renaissance, which may sound more revolutionary and probably act as a pavement towards development but in the process, defines a dreadful phenomenon of loss of traditional values and practices.

2. CULTURE AND TRADITION

Culture (from the Latin cultura stemming from colere, meaning "to cultivate"), generally refers to patterns of human activity and the symbolic structures that give such activity significance. Different definitions of "culture" reflect different theoretical bases for understanding, or criteria for evaluating, human activity.

Most general, the term culture denotes whole product of an individual, group or society of intelligent beings. It includes technology, art, science, as well as moral systems and characteristic behaviours and habits of the selected intelligent entities. In particular, it has specific more detailed meanings in different domains of human activities.

The word tradition comes from the Latin word traditio which means "to hand down" or "to hand over." It is used in a number of ways in the English language:

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A meme; beliefs or customs taught by one generation to the next, often orally. For example, we can speak of the tradition of sending birth announcements. A set of customs or practices. For example, we can speak of Christmas traditions. A broad religious movement made up of religious denominations or church bodies that have a common history, customs, culture, and, to some extent, body of teachings. For example, we can speak of Islam's Sufi tradition or Christianity's Lutheran tradition.

However, on a more basic theoretical level, tradition(s) can be seen as information or composed of information. For that, which is brought into the present from the past, in a particular societal context, is information. This is even more fundamental than particular acts or practices even if repeated over a long sequence of time. For such acts or...
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