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Keywords : Travel; Kumbh Mela; Conflict; Hindus; Muslims;

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India is the birthplace of many different religions. India, being a multi-cultural, multi-ethnic and multi-religious society and multi-cultural society celebrates holidays and festivals of various religions. Throughout the history of India, Indian culture has been heavily influenced by Dharma religions and most influenced are Hinduism and Islamic religions. Conflict between Muslims and Hindus is perhaps nowhere more acute than in India, where historically Hindu and Muslim populations have struggled with co-existence. The culture of India is different and diverse. India's languages, religions, traditions, dance, music, architecture, food, festivals and customs differs from place to place within the country. The Indian culture, often labeled as an combination of several cultures. Mark Tully is one the world's leading writers and broadcasters on India. Mark Tully has written a lot about India and mostly about its social, political. cultural and religious aspects.Mark Tully's analysis of India and its problems are quite disruptive. He makes no attempt to hide the realities. The "Kumbh Mela" by Mark Tully is extracted from his book 'No Full Stops In India'. Tully, in his essay describes Kumbh Mela as on the greatest religious festivals of India. Lakhs and Lakhs of people gather during this festival. More than five hundred religious organizations take part in it. It is of course a great religious festival, the world's largest we are told, but there is much more to it than just the great bathing day, spectacular though that In the essay, Tully describes and focuses about the cultural differences between Hindus and Muslims. This essay portrays a different side of India's Cultural diversity and also focuses that after so many years of independence, people of India still live in the cage of blind beliefs and superstitions.

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