Mercantilism was an economic doctrine that flourished from the 16th to 18th century in a prolific pamphlet literature, whether of merchants or statesmen. It also typically included portable valuables such as jewellery and household goods that a bride could control throughout her life. Generally, Indian cuisine can be split into five categories — northern , southern , eastern, western, and northeastern.

This article is about the social science. Literary tradition in India.

In addition, many Indian states and regions have local festivals depending on prevalent religious and linguistic demographics. For generations, India has a prevailing tradition of the joint family system.