Sunday, February 28, 2010

Are Indians in tune with their culture?

The time has come for Indians to introspect whether they are in tune with their culture or not, “to pause and put a mirror before society to see why dilution, mutilation and modification of culture have taken place against the backdrop of such a distinguished civilisation heritage”, says diplomat-writer Pavan Varma.

Varma, former director-general of the Indian Council for Cultural Relations (ICCR), was in the capital to promote his new book, Becoming Indian: The Unfinished Revolution of Culture and Identity, which was released in Delhi on Friday, Feb 26.

“My book investigates how those who are culturally rootless and India’s educated classes will be co-opted in a globalised world where the victims are usually the last to know,” Varma, who is currently India’s ambassador to Bhutan, told IANS in an interview.

Full report here Thaindian

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