Indian Culture Negatives

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In the years following World War II, Great Britain along with most of Europe, was war-torn from the aftermath that had resulted from a long, tiresome, six years of war to which World War II had on greater Europe. Although Great Britain was one the victors in World War II, the cost of war weighed heavily on not only themselves, but Europe as a whole. This post war era not only forced Great Britain to refocus its attention more specifically on the reconstruction of itself, but also cut back on its ties and colonies of Burma, Singapore and that of India, to which they formally possessed. Although this wasn’t the most ideal situation that Great Britain had in mind, it knew that it needed to focus its attention at home first and foremost and …show more content…
With that being said, this new free-market economy also did offer some larger negatives for greater India, especially that of the older generations. This new generational ideology and newfound “freedom” to which Indian youths were experiencing went away from many of the traditional principles of Indian culture. While the root to evil in the eyes of the elderly, traditional Indians was that this new influx of western influence and self-prosperity was poising the family morals and traditions that had been a huge aspect of Indian culture for so many decades. The foundation of many traditional Indian households revolved around the understand of you being placed in a designated role in society and you had obligations to fulfill this role, rather than wavering away from it. In the eyes of many elderly traditional Indians and those of Hinduism background, “It was the social fixedness of India life that had limited the usefulness of a compelling personality. Your status in life was said to be determined by karma. Your position in the family was determined by your gender and birth order, not by your artistic skills or manners. Your early peer relationships in traditional households were with cousins more than friends, which meant that you didn’t face the pressure that young people faced in the West to become appealing to others; you didn’t have to lock down a distinctive niche on the social free market.” Ravindra, along with many of the younger generations of Indians were parting away from this old ideological thinking that many of their elderly relatives had grown up abiding by and practicing. As you can imagine this might have caused quite the family detachment from what was being passed down and taught and what was actually being practiced by this younger generation. This generational change was something vey evident to

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