Punjab is a state in the Indian sub-continent where five rivers namely Satluj,Ravi,Jhelum,Chenab and Bias,meet.
Punjab is the richest state in India with the highest per capita income, a big number of Indian immigrants come from Punjab. Punjab is also the agricultural hub of India. It is the state where the "Green Revolution" (production of surplus wheat) began.
Providing the impetus for the "White revolution", it was Punjab that recorded the highest per capita availability of milk. Its average growth rate of 10% is amongst the highest in the country, clearly reflecting the progressive economy of the state.
Punjab is home to Sikhs,the bravest people in India. The Sikh Golden Temple located in Amritsar has more tourist visits than the Taj Mahal. Punjabi music and bhangra is popular in India and abroad among the sub-continental people.
Life in Punjab began with the Harappan civilisation. This culture existed along the Punjab state (in present day Pakistan). It was named after the city of Harappa which it was centered around. This city is well known for its impressive, organized and regular layout. Over one hundred other towns and villages also existed in this region. The Harappan people were literate and used the Dravidian language.
The presence of five rivers and the fertile land invited invasions. The first alien settlers in Punjab were fair-skinned Aryans wh...
Punjab is a state in India, and the people who come from there are called, you guessed it, Punjabis.
Punjab is an important Indian state in terms of agriculture and is the homeland for the Sikhs in India.
The latest Indian PM who just got sworn in, Doctor ManMohan Singh, became the first Sikh Prime Miniter of India.
Punjab was split into two states during the partition, most of it staying in India, some of it going to Pakistan. The main language is Punjabi, and the main food is delicious ;).
Over the years Punjab has had its fair share of headlines in the news as it has had a separatist movement that has gone up against the Indian army several times, most notably the Golden Temple disaster in 1984, and almost all of the time with bloody outcomes. Not all Sikhs, however, support these acts, and Punjab remains a state rich with culture and pride.
A backward state where education is not valued and women are expected/ forced to get married young and reproduce.
Women are still second class citizens here as men have the final say in all decisions.
Dowry is highly prevalent. Arranged marriages are forced on young girls.
Unrealistic amounts of money is spent on wedding celebrations as its a measure of status and wealth. The marriage ceremony is under appreciated as all the focus is on showing off.
Many males of Punjab who are residents in foreign countries commit fraud- they get married to an innocent girl in Punjab, take the dowry, spend a few months with them and then leave their 'wives'. These men then return to the foreign country where they reside and lead carefree lives of a bachelor with no intention of going back.
The women are helpless, some of them have kids and the in-laws take them away. As these women are uneducated they can't do much to help themselves. Some of them are forced by society to live with the in-laws and take care of them. Others are like refugees in their own homes.
The state of Punjab has good people too but this is also a cruel reality of this place.
B- " I know a good family in punjab."
A-" Ok, but if he's a non resident of India, then forget it, he's probably a fraud ! "
Punjabis are on both sides because india and pakistan was one country and there was one punjab.
Punjabi is the national language of punjab.
bhangra is the dance of punjab.
"Punjab is not only in india it is in pakistan too" said tom