India’s huge population of 1.2 billion is as varied and colorful
as the spice markets of Old Delhi. Each region, caste, and
community has its own culture, reflecting unique histories
shaped by conquest, creativity, and religion. Steeped in
ancient traditions, exceptionally fatalistic, and intensely
passionate about their culture, the Indians are also ingenious,
creative, and world leaders in cutting-edge science and
technology. Show interest in their country and it will be
reciprocated with genuine warmth and friendship.
Culture Smart! India will make you aware of the essential
values and behavioral norms, show you how to navigate often
profound cultural differences and build relationships, and offer
invaluable insights into this great, endlessly fascinating land.