To many persons the phrase “Unity in Diversity” is nothing save a coinage, and without a doubt, any such idea does stem from their sheer ignorance. It is quite hard for them to find out the quintessence of the same as well, the majority of countries, a cross the world, is based on single factors, be it language, religion or ethnicity. Is there any such country where all these subsist in abundance? Perhaps there can’t be finer example than India, largest democracy in the global arena at the moment.
If truth be told, this vast land, aside from being the largest democracy, has many feathers to its hat. The country is going on with a civilization of more than five thousand years old, and has been a heartland or meeting point of an assortment of cultures at the same time. Even if some schools of thoughts consider the Indian civilization to be older than the Indus Valley Civilization, the same is being considered as the earliest specimen thus far.
The factors leading to the growth of this “Unity in Diversity” must be looked into at the same time. In accordance with a great number of worldwide acclaimed pundits and schools of thoughts, the foremost credit behind the rise of the same goes to the Hindu philosophy, most dominant doctrine in the Indian subcontinent. Hindu philosophy states profoundly that nothing is against it and to it each and every path in search of God is true and sacred. All these have encouraged several other viewpoints to settle in India finally and make this land as its heartland.
The same notions did also encourage the Pathan and Mongol brigands of the Middle-East Asia to enter and plunder India and the result has been opposite to their expectations. They have become a part of the Indian culture and have failed to maintain their separate identities. To be precise, their cultures and languages have also been influenced by the Indian frame of mind to a large extent. The same can be said of the British imperialism and its greatest endeavor to transform India into its mere subordinate. In the end, both English language and European culture have become a part of this “Unity in Diversity”.