Am I correct in my understanding that the Indian people, as a race, are considered "Asian".

Presuming I have that correct can some explain to me why, the indian heritage and culture to my foreign eyes seems very distinct from other Asian cultures.

Is it a term Indians themselves use to describe themselves? If so do Indians feel a closer tie to other Asian countries than they do say, Pakistan? I assume of course Pakistanis dont describe themselves as Asian...

@freemo You're getting it right. But the thing is we don't have any particular culture that is followed uniformly throughout the country. Like the part where I am from (Kolkata), has more similarities with Bangladesh.

Similarly many on the western part has similarities with Pakistan when it comes to the way of living eating etc.

Here we say one thing: "Unity in diversity" (though in current conditions, it has been questioned many times)

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