Is diversity and pluralism in India under threat due to globalisation

first_imgThe reality concerned with the existentialism of modern India is a plural society of extremely large cultural diversity in scale and degree. It, consequently, desires to put forward a kind of nationality that is discernible neither by universalism created by process of making things uniform or similar completely, nor by exclusive attachment to one’s own interest, group, or community; though globalisation doesn’t result in either, moreover it can’t, since social cohesion makes the Indian society unique in sustaining its culture.Not only in India but globally, supporters of anti-globalization affirm that the world is being homogenized, since the consumer goods are becoming homogenous worldwide, making people live a consumeristic way of life and following a system of values that focus on the material world and on physical comfort. Advocates also claim that this makes people lose their national or cultural or ethnic or social identity as they have stopped following these “adjectives” having particularity for them. Rather, this is more about a value system of a particular person. The person having the quality of being wise will never suffer this kind of identity crisis.When we talk globalization, it is simply about the spread of products, technology, information, and jobs across national borders and cultures. It describes an interdependence of nations around the globe fostered through free trade in economic terms having no direct negative implications for society unless it becomes an incubator for globalization.Instead, globalization spreads cultural intelligence which improves cultural metacognition (sometimes called cultural mindfulness) required to understand, feel, and respect other cultures. In fact, it gives essence to “unity in diversity” and helps form a society in which the members of minority groups maintain their independent cultural traditions.last_img

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