Positive N Negative Western Influence
Positive N Negative Western Influence
Her strength. For most of the Indian public perception, western culture is just a set of western clothes, discos, parties and other things that are ‘hostile to morality’, but in reality western culture totally embodies another realm as opposed to the popular view. One shouldn’t say it straightaway that bikinis, jeans, pornography is all that western culture offers us before having, at least, a brief study about the western culture that it rightfully deserves with dignity. Actually western culture is based on rationality and respect for the human life. Even Indian culture has its evils. Did anyone even mentioned discrimination on caste while mention ‘greatness of Indian culture’? Isn’t that an inherent problem of Indian Culture?
And let us remind that such evils were prevalent in the society in the past in the forms of brutal rituals like sati, child marriage etc that were later abolished by the British. The latter is a clear example of esteem that western society gives to the human life, something that is clearly evident in the statistics of life expectancy in some western countries. Although western culture also has its demerits but it doesn’t makes sense just to make mockery of it saying ‘its polluting our culture’.
Culture is certainly not decaying. In India we call adoption of western culture as decay of our own culture. But whatever we are adopting is totally for the convenience of the work we do. Lets take example of women police, she has to be active and fast in her work. Hence shirt-pant is the best uniform which will prove convenient for her. Thus, culture can be best defined as running water i.e. to adopt newer changes and continue its flow. If culture sticks to its place like stagnant water, its obvious that people will run away from the decaying and offensive smelling pond. Thus, our culture is on a right path and its modernization should not be taken as its decay.
Culture means way of living, way of loving, way of treating, way of dressing, way of receiving, way of sharing, way of respect towards human values.
According to modern life style women are equal as men. Girls kids are considered as the boons.
Gandhiji has rightly said that, ” keep the doors and windows of your house open to allow the breeze to enter freely but take care that you will not fly away to that wind”.
According to the great philosopher ALBERT TOYNBEAN “IF THE WORLD CIVILIZATION WOULD HAVE TO EXIST THEY WILL HAVE TO LOOK LIKE THE INDIAN WAY”.
GOOD EFFECTS are that it has abolished inequality, sati system, dowry system, caste system etc from our society. It has introduced euality in the society because of which nobody is treated as inferior and superior.it has introduced democracy,integrity etc in our society.
BAD EFFECTS are that it has changed our dressing style, our food habits and also our young generation no longer respect their elders.It has introduced corruption in our society and many other bad things that haS destroyed our culture.
Casteism, dowry, sati system which was predominant in our society since historic times have now been removed upto great extent from modern day society due to influence of western culture. But neither of the things mentioned above was part of our culture. It was the wrong interpretation of our religious texts which paved for these evils. So, the culture which we were violating since historic times we became aware off due to influence of other culture.
University/College: University of California
Type of paper: Thesis/Dissertation Chapter
Date: 29 October 2016
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