Create a 11 pages page paper that discusses dance culture in india. I will dwell on India within the context of its dance culture and the role of dancing in the history of India by analyzing the peculiarities of three Indian dances.
India is the seventh-largest country in the world. Most of the territory of India is located on the Indian subcontinent or Hindustan. India is bounded by the Bay of Bengal, the Arabian Sea, and the Indian Ocean. A well-known Deccan Plateau takes the Northern part of India with its picturesque Indo-Gangetic Plain and the highest mountains on Earth, such as the Himalayas and Karakoram Range. As a matter of fact, India is one of the most densely populated countries in the world. About 30 percent of its population lives in cities (Stein 8). However, the increasing number of urban residents outgrows the development rate of industrialization. Unfortunately, in economic terms, India is far from being a highly developed state and is classified as a developing country. Nevertheless, such a state of things has not affected the traditions and cultural peculiarities of the country. The incredible diversity of Indian culture and religious traditions is represented in its rich architecture and expressed in ancient architectural monuments of India. The splendor of the monuments, temples, and monasteries of India make the treasure house of all human civilization at large. Many of the architectural wonders of India combine Hindu, Buddhist, and Islamic elements. The bright illustration of such a combination is a beautiful ancient city named Fatehpur Sikri, once the capital of the powerful Mughal Empire (Stein 167). The city’s collection of world heritage contains a number of temples and monuments, including Jama Masjid, which is one of the largest mosques in India. However, the most important masterpiece of the Muslim architecture in India is the Taj Mahal (Stein 169). This huge mausoleum built of white marble in Agra in the first half of the 17th century is one of the most admired monuments of the world’s architectural heritage.