People of different castes, faiths, languages, and colors live in India. A person from the north cannot understand the language of the south. The physical structure of a person from the western part of the country is completely different from the person from the eastern part of the nation. People of diverse faiths live in this country. Our sacred books, our epics, are the same. Our music, dances, laws, fairy tales, folk tales, places of pilgrimage, festivals, and classical literature are more or less the same. There may be differences in castes or creeds, food habits, or fashions of dress among the people of our nation but with all these distinctions we have had the longest common history and have lived together in peace and brotherhood for thousands of years.