Westernization vs Modernization

What should India strive for Westernization or modernization?

Jan 25 • Group Discussion • 12360 Views • 18 Comments on What should India strive for Westernization or modernization?

These two terms whose implementation has altered and enhanced the lives of Indian people and particularly of the individuals. These two terms are are Westernization and Modernization. Since a long time, there has been continuous conflict between the two terms. Both of the terms are affecting India, especially, its youth. Now the question comes, “What should India strive for-Westernization or Modernization?”.




It symbolizes the shift into a lot of trendy techniques and strategies.It merely means that the betterment and to maneuver forward in an exceedingly positive sense. Hence, modernization follows to maneuver forward and to induce higher in terms of the many aspects of life. There are many aspects of life where modernization takes place such as living standards, behavioral styles (values, morals, principles), working patterns, technology, education, inter and intra relationships, cultural patterns and so on. When the people of society get better and advanced in the all aspects related to their lives, institutions, thinking, attitudes and relationships then the society or that country is said to be modernized. In modernization the society tries to innovate and utilize its present and old knowledge, patterns, techniques and resources. Modernization makes a society more confident, independent, versatile and moreover self-sufficient. It plays a vital role in bringing up the status of any country among the globally recognized countries.

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It is also a change that has taken place in India to a large extent. It involves adoption of different life styles, cultural ways, working styles, and even the behavioral patterns of the western countries particularly. In westernization there is no innovation or newness because individuals only tend to follow the ways or patterns that are already prescribed by the western culture. India has gained a rapid pace in westernization. Majority of families, individuals, youth are showing a keen interest in the western lifestyles (dressing, partying, housing, outings etc) and attitudes (professionalism, individualism)

In order to make any country developed it is very essential it to be modernized. Though we can adopt certain good things of western countries by holding our own culture and tradition. Therefore it is must for India to strive for Modernization to stand with the developed countries. Culture is the identity of any country and as all know India is rich in heritage, culture, customs and traditions so its very important to preserve it.

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18 Responses to What should India strive for Westernization or modernization?

  1. pabitra says:

    please provide change in indian culture pdf

  2. Ritika says:

    Modernization is defined by innovation & advancement. So, definitely, its the modernization that whole world wants to achieve.

  3. BHARTI PANDEY says:

    I dont think WESTERNISATION is necessary than the MODERNISATION as we Indians are basically known for our CULTURAL HERITAGE………..For me to walk and be hand in hand with the people of WORLD Modernisation is pretty necessary so as to quickly be adaptable to the changes occuring throughout the WORLD..!!!

  4. ayushi says:

    i agree upon the article that to stand up with the world modernization is important…but india should not leave its own culture which is best known around the world….we should modernize our culture to such an extent that that the world accepts our culture and not getting adaptive to the western culture..

  5. Pallavi Sinha says:

    Every Indian should have to opt modernization instead of westernization. India has bearing already a unique culture n tradition there is nothng to follow others behaviour n wearing.one should get modern by their forward mentality n open thinking not known by their clothes and outer looks.

  6. Saurabh Singh says:

    I think India Known in the world for its culture so to maintain this Modernization should be done

  7. Siddhant Tripathi says:

    Modernization should be the primary focus as I don’t think so that any further Westernization is required in the current era!

  8. Pragya Saxena says:

    good views on both….i think modernization and westernization are synonyms of each other…both can go wid it keeping in minds our values then no harm in it….!!!

  9. lubna khan says:

    India should strive for modernization not for westernization because every country is having their own identity ,culture and religion values.

  10. poorva gupta says:

    Modernization and westernization are both related to one anotther in some way..
    Its good to be modern and western…as it is one of the ways in which how we and INDIIA will develop among other countries..but we should just keep in mind that we dont loose our culture !!

  11. Chitranshi Dhaneshwar says:

    Westernization and modernization are synonyms. Both go hands in hand.

  12. Akanksha Kalla says:

    Modernization is better than westernization. Because of westernization we will loose our culture, traditions. Modernization grows us mentally and also has no effect on our culture. Due to modenization we remain in touch of both our culture and western culture too.

  13. Dinesh says:

    In my point of view India is a country having the people always like to live in an illusion way

    Everybody thought that we should get Modernization but actually in the form of modernization we are achieving only Westernization.
    But at the same time i not against that India should not get modernization but you need to know the difference and I beg the people to attain Modernization with out effecting our precious culture

  14. Ankita Prajapati says:

    Modernization.. India is already hostile to western things..

  15. patlakshi says:

    As far as my views are concerned i think India should be striving for modernisation . As when modern thinking are encouraged it would enhance the creativity of the people. They would be more broadminded than narrow which in turn provide better living standard for the people.

    • sakshi sharma says:

      Yes modernization is must by considering the present scenario.

  16. sakshi sharma says:

    Yes,we should go for Modernisation because Modernisation keeps us with our culture and also make our India unique for its beautiful culture and traditions ,and in addition to this all it will improve the living conditions and in some point of views it will remove some social evils which are still existing in our society .

  17. Sakshi Chaudhary says:

    India should go for the Modernisation not the Westernisation, as India is know for its culture around the globe. This should be maintained.

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