Introducing Indian Society

Introducing Indian Society

Question

How does the understanding Indian society and its structure provide a sort of social map to locate one's own self?

Answer

It is a generalised process of thinking about oneself in context to geography. As the geographical locations are diverse, every individual is unique and diverse in the social map. Age boundary tells him what is his age? Who are his fellows? In which institutions (i.e. family, neighbourhood, community, peer group) he is related to, what is the economic status of his family? Calibre and quality that have given him identity with society? His religion and its scope, caste and its influence etc. These quaries will enable him to locate himself in the society and only then he can make the best use of his reflexivity or introspection which will finally lead him to the fair selection of his career and mode of living in an ideal manner adapted or accommodated to the society.

More Chapters from Introducing Indian Society