Unity in diversity

Unity in diversity

Unity in diversity is a a socio-ecological philosophy that describes a sense of oneness despite physical or psychological barriers.


The phrase is widely used to describe India, which is home to a multi-ethnic, multi-lingual and multi-religious society. The subcontinent's long and diverse history has given it a unique eclectic culture. [ [http://lcweb2.loc.gov/frd/cs/profiles/India.pdf India, a Country Study] ,"United States Library of Congress, Note on Ethnic groups"] The philosophy is the underlying pan-Indian philosophy echoed in textbooks throughout India. [Swarna Rajagopalan (2001), [http://books.google.com/books?id=q7Yz5aGeoTsC&pg=PA120&lpg=PA120&dq=unity+in+diversity+india+textbooks&source=web&ots=IbqK02vx9p&sig=Rhd8pN6rB2DV-5pyBNRhsDEGgug "State and Nation in South Asia"] ]

Other uses

Unity in diversity is the official motto of the following: European Union (see Symbols of Europe#Motto), Ghana, Indonesia (see Bhinneka Tunggal Ika), Papua New Guinea and South Africa. It is also the name of an Australian movement responding to the 2005 Cronulla riots in Sydney. [http://www.unity-diversity.org] Tierra Phillips

ee also

*Demographics of India


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