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  1. Indian culture according to Hofstede's dimensions
    1. Power distance
    2. Individualism vs. collectivism
    3. Masculinity vs. femininity
    4. Uncertainty avoidance
  2. Indian business culture
    1. Business code
    2. Communication
    3. Professional life
    4. Meeting
    5. Organizational culture
    6. Negotiation
    7. Business Gift
  3. Interview concerning Indian culture and management
    1. Face to face discussion
    2. Question asked via Internet on the email address

India is one of the few countries in the world to have an ancient and diverse culture. Stretching back in an unbroken sweep over 5000 years, India's culture has been enriched by successive waves of migration which were absorbed into the Indian way of life. This variety is the special hallmark of India. Its physical, religious and racial variety is as immense as its linguistic diversity. Underneath this diversity lies the continuity of Indian civilization and social structure from the very earliest times until the present day.
In this paper we are making an attempt to understand the fine intricate threads that have been woven together to form the country's culture. We use Hofstede's classification of national cultural dimensions to analyze the Indian culture. India is categorized as a high power distance culture. Power distance refers to the extent to which the less powerful members of society expect and accept that power is distributed unequally. The high power distance is manifested at different levels-like family, school, workplace and state.

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