Reflection on the History of Indian Sculpture, Education and Culture
Cultural safety is not just about learning different cultures; it is about navigating through different principles that protect and guide people from various thinking and assumptions about certain knowledge. One of the intriguing readings is “understanding and applying cultural safety.” This topic explores philosophy and various practices that enabled me to understand the history of India as far as cultural history is concerned (Walker, Schultz & Sonn, 2014). This reading also helped me to understand various concepts in social constructionism and relevance to Indian history. For instance, people of India usually encounter different forms of diversity in their daily routines.
Hindu Sculpture Art
Materials that can be used sculpturally are always possible to be shaped into three dimensions, by the virtue of their appearance, beauty properties and their availability, are regarded suitable at various aspects. Examples of these materials are plaster, Wood, Stone, Clay, Metal and Ivory. Therefore the list is not limited since other materials of the same use are also being discovered. Hindus sculpture is characterized by many repetitive holy symbols, the lotus flower which is a symbol of beauty, purity, fertility, and prosperity, swastika which symbolizes auspiciousness, and om which is the innovation of the define consciousness of God.
The sculpture is disentangled with the Hindu temple’s architecture which is usually designed to serve a number of different obligations. The temple reflects the synthesis of arts, the ideals of beliefs, values, and the way of life cherished under Hinduism. Sculpture arts influenced the cultural religious norms of the Hindus, around 800 BCE, following the decline of the Hindus civilization and the arrival of the Aryans from the northern Steppes which were families of religion known as Hinduism. Diversification of religious organizations such as Jainism and Buddhism resulted to cultural view from different perspective. Therefore, female nudes prepared out of sculptures art knowledge were used to depict various attributes of the gods.
Institutional and cultural
The privilege among the Indians is of more generalized with competency in the education, health care services and employment opportunities in the country. Therefore, it is to emphasize the cultural practices in line with education for the possibility of reducing violence of institutional racism to improve the Indian Culture (Paradies, Truong, & Priest, 2014). For instance, indigenous Indians are treated badly because they are Aboriginal/Torres Strait Islander. Hence, improving cultural competency there must be accountability and understanding among the Indians. The racism act has caused a lot of negativity to many people in terms of working, living and their relationships too.
As is seen in the context, people develop different attitudes towards other people; they usually see themselves different by looking down on others. Therefore, people see this as rumors, overgeneralizations, and myths from different experiences. Racism and prejudice are learned from childhood during socialization (Bell & Adams, 2016).
They are passed from the parents or society to the next generation. Prejudice lacks empathy or some openness which is a possibility that can make a person to try begging on the streets. Through the people’s world view prejudices is part of it and reflects their values as people invest good deals of their emotions and are resistant to any change. But in some adults in India, they do develop an agency so that they can be able to give a challenge to the prejudices that their professionals, society, or families could have tried to socialize with as their path of the developmental pathway (Bell & Adams, 2016). It’s very crucial for the cultural practices to create and develop awareness of prejudices and values since prejudices can lead to discrimination process.
Festival of Ganesh Chaturthi
This is ten day Hindu festival taking place in Indian and observed around the world, the occasion also has other names such as Vinayaka Chaturthi or Vinayaka chavithi. The occasion honours the arrival of Lord Ganesha on earth.
Lord Ganesha is the elephant-headed god said to bring wisdom and remove obstacles from the path of genuine believers. The dates for this festival changes slightly, but it is always around August or September, it is observed by the entire India. It was introduced in the 19th centuary by freedom fighter Lokmanya Tilak, he also saw it as a means of circumventing British Raj legislation burning mass public gathering.
Establishment of Education and professional practice guide in India has greatly helped in ensuring that various individuals from diverse backgrounds can receive services in line with cultural beliefs and social norms. This guideline has four domains state the principles that Indians ought to follow during their activities (Hall, 2015). These domains also have set indicators that can be used to measure the people’s practices. For instance, one clause states that citizens should respect the client’s identity and goes ahead to state that a client has a right to hold their cultural beliefs, goals, and values.
The engagement process of the indigenous people is good and essential in improving the cultural services and needs for themselves (Hall, 2015). For the cultural security, health care providers and other bodies serving the nation must give empowerment and try to show it to the people hence showing the need of their leadership in the society and to communicate by addressing the concerns of the indigenous people mainly about Indian culture (Fredericks, 2013).
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