Cultural Change

Cultural Change

Question

Discuss in brief the names of those social evils which plagued Indian society in 19th century, were attempts made to fight them?

Answer

Several evils plagued Indian society in 19th century. The well known issues are that of (i) sati, (ii) child marriage, (iii) widow remarriage and (iv) caste discrimination.

Attempts: (i) It is not correct to say that attempts were not made to fight social discrimination in pre-colonial India.

(ii) Several social evils were central to Buddhism.

(iii) They were prominent to Bhakti and Sufi movements.

(iv) What marked these social evils 19th century social reform attempts was the modern context and mix of ideas.

(v) It was a creative combination of modern ideas of western liberalism and a new look on traditional literature.

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V. Imp.

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