Itís not only difficult to define Indian culture and heritage within a few lines or paragraphs or even a page but it is quite impossible also. Even to some people it is nothing other than profanity. What makes people have exceptions in this regard? Well, the reason is one and simple. The cultural heritage of India is not the end result of any single influence or cultural or imperialistic onslaught but has also been influenced by its long lasting and tenacious history, exclusive natural features along with assorted demography. One may get amazed to know that this is not the end but the simple commencement.
Indian culture and heritage is the only hope for vitiated humanity. Indian culture and inheritance has had lots of other commendable and extensive influences too and her ancient heritages, in this regard, deserve special mentions. This had its initiation at some stage in the Indus Valley Civilization and did develop to a greater extent during the Vedic era of ancient India, growth and fall of Buddhism, Golden age under the Gupta Empire, persistent intrusions from Central Asia, colonization of European powers in the later stages and certainly the glorious and colossal Indian freedom struggle. Another exclusivity of India is that her languages, chronicle of culture, religions, architecture, music and customs do differ from one place to another but above all, there does exist a commonality.
Is this an accident or a uniqueness that is best preserved by the Indian mindset on the whole? You may love to know that this is something that astounds the West still. What can be deduced from the said assertions then? Indian culture and heritage, in a nutshell, is nothing save an amalgamation of an assortment of sub-cultures that spread across the Indian subcontinent and traditions, having primeval histories all at once.
India is regarded as the oldest surviving civilization on the Earth and its own heritage and culture is still functioning. And as per Western chroniclers, it is the last hope for vitiated humanity.