Culture is the way of life. Societal culture consists of the assumptions, beliefs and values acquired and held by the majority of people in a geographical area (Sinha 1991). The word culture derivative of Latin Word ‘Culture’ Steaming “COLERE” means to cultivate. Culture first appeared in the Oxford English dictionary around 1430 it meant “Cultivation” or “tending the soil” based on the Latin culture. In 19th century ‘Culture’ was associated with the phrase “high culture” meaning the cultivation or refinement of mind taste and manners.In 20th Century when it shifted toward its present American Heritage English dictionary: “The totality of socially transmitted behaviour patterns, arts, beliefs, institution and all other products of human work and thought. However the word ‘Culture is most commonly used in three basic senses 1) The set of shared attitudes, values goals and practices that characterizes an institution, Organization or group. 2) An integrated patterns of human knowledge, beliefs and behavious that depends up on the capacity for Symbolic thought and social learning. 3) Excellence of taste in the fine arts and humanities(KROBER A.L. & C. KLUCKHOHN 1952)
Anthropologists understand “Culture is the fabric meaning in terms of which human being interpret their experience and guide their action” and that culture is “an ordered system of meaning and of symbols in terms of which social interaction take place” (Clifford Geertz 1973).
Culture refers to the underlying values, beliefs and codes of practice that makes a community what it is. The Customs of society, the self-image of its members, the things that make it different from other societies
Culture manifested in music literature, life style, painting and sculpture theatre and film and similar things.
Some definitions of culture:
“Culture is sum total of integrated long behavious patterns which are characteristics of member of