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Questions and Answers for The Unity of Indian Culture Class 10 English Panorama Part 2 Bihar Board

The Unity of Indian Culture - Humayun Kabir Questions Answers

Chapter Name

Important Questions for The Unity of Indian Culture

Author Name

Humayun Kabir

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Book Name

Panorama Part 2


Questions Answers for The Unity of Indian Culture by Humayun Kabir


1. Which is the most potent and versatile art form ?

Answer

There are various forms of art but the cinema is the most potent and versatile art form. The cinema is a potent art form because it has a large audience. It is a versatile art form because it has the qualities of several art forms.


2. How did Humayun Kabir define civillization ?

Answer

Civilization is the organisation of society which creates the condition of culture. There can be no culture without civilization but there may be civilization which may not have developed their culture.


3. How were the Aryans regarded till recently?

Answer

Till recently the Aryans were regarded as the earliest invaders of the land. (India)


4. Define Culture and civilization in the light of the story "The Unity of Indian Culutre".

Answer

Culture is the flowering of civilization. It expresses itself through language and art, through philosophy and religion. It is reflected in Social habits and customs, political institutions and economic organisation. They collectively constitute culture. Civilization on the other hand, is the organisation of the society. It makes civil society possible and create no culture without civilization.


5. Which spirit underlies the changes of Indian history?

Answer

The spirit of unity underlies the changes of Indian history. There is diversity in dresses, customs, beliefs and ways of life of the people of India. Indian cult but there is unity beneath this diversity.


6. What has been the policy of the Indian in all sphere of life?

Answer

Live and let live' has been the policy of the Indians in all spheres of life.


7. Which spirit underlies the changes of Indian history?

Answer

The spirit of unity underlies the changes of Indian history. There is diversity in dresses customs, belief and ways of life of the people of India. Indian culture is a blend of many elements but there is unity beneath this diversity.


8. What is preferable to fanatic devotion ?

Answer

Toleration is preferable to the fanatic devotion which leads to the denial and persecution of all other values but its own.


9. Where have old civilization and culture grown and changed ?

Answer

Old civilization and culture have grown and changed only in India and China. The capacity of readjustment exhibited by the Indian society has enabled to preserve its ancient civilization and culture.


10. How is the Indian culture different from the culture of other countries?

Answer

Indian culture is different from the culture of other countries. Indian culture has a unique capacity of absorbing external influences. Many tribes with their own civilization and cultures came to India. Our culture absorbed their influences. There is unity in diversity. Unlike the culture of other countries. Indian culture is extensive as its civilization itself. The Indian society has the capacity of readjustment and toleration.


11. What is the capacity of readjustment exhibited in Indian society? Is it the strength or the weakness of Indian society?

Answer

The ancient world threw up fine flowers of civilization in many lands. While it has died in other lands, it has continued in India. The old civilization and culture have grown and changed. This has been possible only through the capacity of readjustment.

Yes, Indian Society has the capacity of readjustment. This can be found in the spirit of toleration in Indian Society. In fact, we find a spirit of underlying unity because of this capacity and this unity and universality can belong to only that culture which is true and vital.


12. What, in the opinion of Humayun Kabir, is the most remarkable feature of Indian Culture?

Answer

According to Humayun Kabir, the most remarkable feature of Indian culture is its spirit of unity. Many races and tribes came to India one after another. They had their own distinct cultures but they were soon absorbed into Indian culture.


13. What does Humayun Kabir say about toleration ?

Or, Explain the meaning of ‘live and let live.’

Answer

Humayun Kabir says that toleration is one of the main features of Indian culture. 'Live and let live' has been the policy of the Indians in all spheres of life. This Principle means that the different ways of life should be allowed to survive.


14. How did the pre-Aryans build up a new civilization?

Answer

The Pre-Aryans had come to India before the Aryans arrived. They had displaced the people who were living here. They built up a new civilization which was remarkable for its extent and depth. Their civilization was better than that of the Aryans who came to India after them.


15. What does the author think about the strength of Indian culture?

Answer

According to Humayun Kabir, the strength of Indian culture is very amazing. Even after going through many ups and downs, it is flourishing till this day. It is the sense of Indianness which has made it possible for Indian culture to exist till today.


16. What are the characteristic features of Indian culture?

Answer

The main characteristic feature of our culture is unity in diversity. No any other civilization in comparison to Indian civilization has the vast area and long period. The area of land, the number of the people, the variety of the races and the length of the India's history are rarely repeated elsewhere. The old civilization and culture have grown and changed in India and to some extent in China. It has the spirit of toleration. It provides platform for equal growth and development of all its sub-division. "Live and let live" has been the policy of the Indian in all spheres of life.


17. What is the difference between civilization and culture ?

Answer

Culture means the customs, ideas, belief, philosophy and religion of a particular society of country. Civilization means a society which has its own highly developed culture and way of life. Both the terms are closely inter-related. Therefore the difference between both of them is quite evident such as:

  1. Civilization is the organisation of society, which creates the condition of culture.
  2. There may be civilization in the places which have not yet developed their culture.
  3. Culture is the bright radiant light of civilization. Therefore, we can not think of culture without civilization.

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