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Hospitality and gastronomy: social, private and commercial
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Hospitality and gastronomy: social, private and commercial Introduction Punjab is a state in northwest India and located on the east side of Pakistan. Punjab has a rich cultural heritage and a long history. The people of the state are known as Punjabis with local language being Punjabi.
Punjab is known as the land of Five Rivers. For Punjab the largest industry is Agriculture. The state is the largest producer of wheat in India. There are other major industries like manufacturing of agricultural goods, scientific instruments, financial services, electrical goods, textiles, machine tools etc. The state also has the highest number of steel rolling mill plants in entire India. This report takes a look at the culture and history of Punjab. Discussion Culture of Punjab Punjab has one of the oldest cultures in India. Many religions and races of people made up the culture of Punjab. It is a land where the spiritual aspirations arose. Punjab was invaded by different races and empires like Persians, Aryans, Egyptians, Greeks, Mongols and Afghans. Though the state suffered so many invasions, it did not lose its strength and glory. Each of these races has its cultural impression left in the state. Around 15th Century, Guru Naka Dev preached his marvellous love for the whole world. People believed that about eight centres before the birth of Christ, the state was the most prosperous and enlightened region (Grewal, Pall and Banga, 2005). The birth and growth of Sikhism during the Middle Age, gave a new dimension to their culture. Presently it is one of the most vibrant states in India. It has a unique cultural landscape encompassing both utilitarian aspects and traditional values. ...
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