Cultural Change

Cultural Change


Explain the concept of westernisation.


All the cultural changes that occured during the British rule due to influence of western thoughts and culture are called the process of westernisation. Modified system of land settlements, modern army, police force, administrative system, the establishment of educational institutions have brought certain changes in Indian society. Westernization has also influenced political ideas and thinking. Nationalism and democrcy emerged as two great ideas in the west. They came to India through westernisation. The abolition of inhuman practices such as sati, female infantide and slavery was the result of reforms initiated by the Indian leaders. It was all the effect of westernisation.

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