Mains-14: Salient Features of Indian Society, Diversity of India

Why the town of Sultanpur Lodhi has attained a prominent place in the Sikh Religion?

Sultanpur Lodhi which is a sleepy town in Punjab’s Kapurthala district is at the centre stage of the 550th birth anniversary celebrations of Guru Nanak Dev, founder of the Sikh religion. Prime Minister Narendra Modi will be attending the main anniversary programme to be held at the town. Links to Sikhism It is believed that ..

Discuss the trends in Internal Migration in the country.

Internal migration trends based on the 2011 census is outlined below: About 45 million Indians migrated outside their district of birth for work opportunities, be it employment or business. It comes down to 10% of all domestic migrants, down from 10.4% in 2001 Of the 640 districts in 2011, only 5 accounted for 15% of ..

What is your stance on the issue of nationalism versus the linguistic federalism?

The southern states of India, most notably Tamil Nadu have strongly protested the three-language formula suggested under the New Education Policy as a conspiracy to thrust Hindi on the non-Hindi speaking states. Despite the loud protest there was an increase seen in the number of students in Tamil Nadu who had enrolled themselves for Hindi ..


The spirit of tolerance and love is not only an interesting feature of Indian society from very early times, but it is also playing an Important part at the present. Elaborate.

In context of the diversity of India, can it be said that regions form cultural units rather than the States? Give reasons with examples for your view point.