EQ3: India's Economic Growth
India's Economic Growth and Traditional Life By: Liam Nelson
Traditional Life: The Caste System and Women Equality
With India expanding as an economy and being a democracy government traditional life will be affected by the modern day living. With India being a democracy there is conflict with the Caste System. Democracy promotes equality to all citizens and the Caste System does not do that. The Caste system is basically dividing people that follow the Hindu religion into social classes. One of the social classes is so low that they are not even allowed to be touched by another person in a different Caste. Clearly this is not democracy. With India growing as an economy and government the Caste System, which has been around for about 4,000 years will be affected because it looks bad for the Indian government. Another way that the political changes that will be made with India on the rise is with architecture. Many old traditional building will be replaced with new company buildings, and many villages might become home to new roads. By India expanding their economics and politics these things will happen and conflict with traditional life. These are two ways that these economical and political changes will affect traditional life in India.
Women equality in India varies. In traditional India women are looked at as the housekeepers of the family. Women are looked at as inferior to men In traditional India such as villages, women play the roles of housekeepers and cooks, while men play more important roles as head of the villages and hunters. While this goes on in traditional India it is a different story in Modern India. Women are given a fair amount of equality and recognition. Women that live in cities have opportunities just like the men. Women are able to take on the role of president or CEO. In India women equality varies between the traditional part of India and the modern day areas of India. Overall there is still improvement to be made because everyone deserves equal rights and chances.
India's Global Economy
With India becoming a major economic power in the global economy the question of whether India could become a superpower comes up. The answer right now is no. One major reason for that is the fact that there is an increasing gap between the rich and the poor. There are still quite a large amount of citizens in India that are in poverty. Until the rate of people that are in middle class or up changes India will not become a super power. Another reason that India will not become a super power is because a lack of strong security. India has a weak police force. There is a lot of domestic violence that is going on because of the weak police force. A major issue with domestic violence is the violence that goes on in the households against women. Until there is a way to keep these things from happening India will not become a superpower now or soon.
Influencing India's Globalization