Topic: Effects of globalization on Indian society, Social empowerment, communalism, regionalism & secularism.
2. Do you agree that regionalism in India seems to be a result of rising cultural aggressiveness? Deliberate. (250 words)
Reference: Times of India
Why the question:
The question is based on the theme of rising cultural aggressiveness and its impact on regionalism in the country.
Key Demand of the question:
Deliberate on the effect of cultural aggressiveness on regionalism with illustrations.
Deliberate – Weigh up to what extent something is true. Persuade the reader of your argument by citing relevant research but also remember to point out any flaws and counter- arguments as well. Conclude by stating clearly how far you agree with the original proposition.
Structure of the answer:
People belonging to a particular society want to experience their cultural ideas, customs, and social behaviour in their mother tongue. They place it above any other language which is often quoted as regionalism. Linguistic priorities make people more assertive.
The answer body must have the following aspects covered:
Explain how Regionalism in India appears to be a consequence of rising cultural assertiveness.
Explain that regionalism is the expression of a common sense of identity and purpose by people within a specific geographical region, united by its unique language, culture, language, etc.
Discuss some examples – Emergence of regional political parties as a result of secessionist tendencies. This trend is polarizing citizens of the country on regional lines. Example, Telugu Desam Party of Andhra Pradesh, DMK and AIDMK of Tamil Nadu. Ethnic regionalism is quite common in the North East, which involves the assertion of not only statistically smaller and less dominant tribal groups.
Regionalism reached that stage where it is equivalent to be an internal security threat to the country. It is causing friction among states.
Conclude with what needs to be done to address this challenge and ensure a united India.