Idea of progress, India, emerging countries, contrasts, economic and social progress, challenges, Sirisha, education, poverty, population growth, China, traditional religion-based Indian system
I am going to talk about the notion "the Idea of Progress". But before we start, we shall say that progress implies change, an evolution from an old order with old traditions to a new order which is not necessarily accepted by all. And what better way of illustrating this concept than by speaking about one of the biggest emerging countries today: India. We may ask ourselves: how is India a country of contrasts?
Our plan will fall in two parts: first, we will deal with the economic and social progress of the country. After that, we are going to speak about the challenges that India is still facing.
[...] As for the social progress, I would like to speak about a traditional religion-based Indian system which is referred to as the caste system that we discovered in class through a text. Each Indian is born in a cast that he can't change and that will determine the rest of his life. I think that this kind of system encourages discrimination, social hatred and narrow-mindedness. But fortunately, this system is more and more fading out as the mentalities are evolving and thanks to a new generation that wants to break away from old traditions. [...]
[...] Education is also a problem that is partly related to poverty, as we learn through a text we read in class. In fact, the literacy rate in India is declining mainly because of the lack of money allocated to this sector. Finally, we listened to an audio entitled India's girls go missing that raises awareness about the gender crisis in the country. We learn that sex ratios are very unbalanced because of the dowry system, an impregnated system in the Indian culture. When a girl is getting married, her parents have to pay a dowry to the groom's family. [...]
[...] Idea of progress - the case of India Introduction I am going to talk about the notion of "the Idea of Progress". But before we start, we shall say that progress implies change, an evolution from an old order with old traditions to a new order which is not necessarily accepted by all. And what better way of illustrating this concept than by speaking about one of the biggest emerging countries today: India. We may ask ourselves: how is India a country of contrasts? [...]
[...] Whereas others even kill freshly born baby girls. It illustrates perfectly how Indians, despite their economic progress, are still very rooted in traditions and archaic beliefs, even if some of them are causing more harm than good. Conclusion In conclusion, India is a country on the march that has considerably progressed economically, creating more and more opportunities and therefore being very attractive internationally speaking. The social progress has also been huge concerning women's condition and the downgrading importance of castes, even though progress still needs to be made especially in rural and less educated parts of the country. [...]
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