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Project on Social Structures of India

Project on Social Structures of India

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Project on social structures of IndiaINDEX:
 
introduction
 
 
Family
 
 
Women
 
 
Men
 
 
Patriarchal setup
 
 
Matriarchal setup
 
 
Marriage
 
 
Birth
 
 
Death
 
 
Caste system
 
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Introduction
 India is a country with diverse cultures. Customsand traditions vary from region to region. Yet, of course, some commonality does exist in thesocial structure, which is an unifying force. Letus try to understand the various socialformations that provide the unifying force aswell as distinct characteristics to the Indiansociety.
 
 
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FamilyThe family as a unit is given much importance.Divorces as a rule are not very common orappreciated. Couples prefer adjusting ratherthan breaking up a marriage. Since children aregiven much importance, divorces are generallyshunned. The family system nurtures the well-being of the children. Nowadays, in the urbanset-up due to modernization, preference isbeing given to divorce as a solution to settle anunhappy marriage. But on the whole, peoplelike to retain the family unit
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WomenHistorically, women have played a significant rolein the social and political structure of India. In theancient times, women enjoyed much freedom,but with advent of the Muslims the purdahsystem came into vogue in the northern part of India. In many regions, women remain verysubmissive, although with the improved
 
education levels, women have become moreassertive
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MenIn the Indian society, a man is considered to bethe bread-earner and shoulders the responsibilityof the family. He is very dominating by natureand prefers to rule over his women.
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Patriarchal setup
 India is mostly a patriarchal set-up, with thefather having control over the family unit. Theman controls the reins of the family unit. He isthe head of the family. The eldest malemember has much say in the matters of thefamily.
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Matriarchal setup
 

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