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Impact of Indian Culture on Our Youth Society

Acknowledgement

I really enjoyed working on this research paper. At the time of completing different parts
of the research like collecting information from survey and secondary sources, analyze the data
and compile different parts of the research paper and so on. This report is a required term paper
of my “Advanced Composition” course and my honorable course faculty, Michelle Draper is
the person who has guided me throughout preparing the report. I am thankful to her and I have
tried to make this report as her instruction. I am also grateful to the students of North South
University and some of my younger cousins who helped me to conduct the survey.
I would like to thank all mighty Allah for keeping everything on right track. Finally, I
would like to thank our parents and friends without whose support it was impossible for me to
complete the project.

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Impact of Indian Culture on Our Youth Society

Abstract

Indian channels are more in numbers than Bangladeshi channels in Bangladesh. People
are surrounded by Indian culture. Mostly, our youth society and women are greatly affected by
the Indian culture. They are getting so much attached to the Indian culture that they are almost
derived from the Bengali culture. I assume that this is a serious matter that is why I wanted to do
the research on the topic. The main objective of this study is to focus on the impact of Indian
culture based on different age level and build up the awareness about the negative sides among
Bangladeshi people. According to my objective I have decided that I will give my full attention
and also I will be very active and patience to survey our research. In this way, I can fulfill my
research successfully with a bunch of information. For this purpose survey design was used and
data were collected from randomly selected 40 people who are member of young generation that
means the boys & girls of the age from15 to 25 years. They are adapted with dress pattern, film
and literature, family pattern, cultural festival, food habit, religious behavior, technology and so
on. Many of the respondents don’t even know about our traditional culture and they can’t
differentiate our traditional culture from Indian culture. Now, young generation and women are
not that much conscious about Bengali culture because of the globalization. In this way, Bengali
culture is now no more originated by own culture, even it is losing her own value. We should
reconsider ourselves to adopt and habituate with Indian culture.

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Impact of Indian Culture on Our Youth Society

Table of contents
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Topic

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Introduction

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Background

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Areas of Research

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Hypothesis

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Methodology

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Primary Data Presentation & Analysis

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Secondary Data Analysis

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Limitations

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Conclusion

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References

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So. The Bengal Renaissance of the 19th and early 20th centuries noted Bengali writers. music composers. Now-a-days this culture is highly spreading in our country and people are paying their interest into Indian culture by the help of globalization. Globalization of culture is spreading day by day. India's languages. the rivers. Bangladeshi people have to be conscious. and film-makers have played a significant role in the development of Bengali culture. They should be aware of their own rights and values. fashion and trends. scientists. and Indian culture is spreading worldwide rapidly. The land.Impact of Indian Culture on Our Youth Society Introduction India is the one of the biggest country in the world. researchers. heritage and history. They are known for their culture. architecture. we have to make clear consciousness to the community for making strong cultural bond and better society. such as Indian customs. Mostly the young generations. yoga. have had a profound impact across the world. Now if we speak about Indian culture. They should not allow such discrimination 4 . It has evolved over the centuries and encompasses the cultural diversity of several social groups of Bangladesh. religions. music. food. and the lives of the Bengali people formed a rich heritage with marked differences from neighboring regions. dance. saints. it is a wide range of culture that performed by the whole world. Bangladesh has a long history in its cultures. thinkers. India constitutes the largest part of the sub continental land mass of South Asia. women and highly upper-class families are very much influenced by Indian culture which holds negative impact on our own culture. and Indian cuisine. painters. and customs differ from place to place within the country. authors. Many elements of India's diverse culture.

before we start looking at what others have to offer. listen and enjoy. 5 . We need to divert ourselves and look at what we have in our country and be proud of it. our music. Our culture. They must not be influenced or guided by some other culture.Impact of Indian Culture on Our Youth Society to take place. we believe that the following research report will help to find out the conclusion with valuable recommendation. There is so much to see. our language are so rich and vibrant. it is necessary to take a research about the impact of Western culture in our society. And. From that sense.

Mostly our culture and people of our country is very much influenced by Indian culture especially young generation. people give value and maintain social customs which are in our culture. “Doramemon” cartoon show almost eating up our children’s mind.Impact of Indian Culture on Our Youth Society Background The reader should know that my research topic is impact of Indian culture on our youth society. Bangladeshi culture has rich literary heritage. We must not complain about the lack of variety or quality of the things which are available in Bangladesh. they must try to enhance them or encourage others to 6 . norms. Bangladesh is rich in cultural heritage. The young people are trying to imitate Indian gross culture forgetting our own culture. we will not be able to discard this civilization. We love to follow Indian fashion and trends. If people think there is any lacking or deficiency in our products. If this continues. before we start looking at what others have to offer. Indian music is all around us. Our favorite actor and actresses are from India. customs. trends and traditions. We need to divert ourselves and look at what we have in our country and be proud of it. As this is the age of globalization. our own culture and tradition will be abolished soon. But currently globalization of cultures carrying out our own cultures and traditions. From the earlier age. Now if we see when we watch programs we watch Indian channels and their programs more. From the historical perspective. The riverside landscape and the monsoon climate are closely related to the cultural practices of this country. As our food recipes are also getting towards the Indian dishes. It focuses the lifestyles and culture value of the indigenous people. The impact of Indian culture for the society of Bangladesh is very alarming. It has already created bad effect on our youngsters.

Bengali culture is now no more originated by own culture. In this research. I collected opinions about the impact of western culture from people by a survey. This will also help us to prosper and reach new heights. They must not give up and turn away and look for substitutes from other countries. 7 . Only this way shall we be able to free ourselves from the evil influence of foreign cultures.Impact of Indian Culture on Our Youth Society change them. even it is losing her own value.

We are getting influenced by this foreign culture because whenever we look for entertainment on television we always switch on to the Indian channels. traditions and fashions. We watch Indian programs more than our own telecasted programs. They promote their cultures. They are so much dedicated to watch these daily soaps they are now paying less attention towards their children. we cut our hair like them. Some Indian reality shows are totally fatal for our youth society. More than 80% shops in Bashundhara city offers Indian food only. These programs use abusive words. A major problem that is Indian serials is eating up women’s mind. It really creates a bad impact on our own Bangladeshi culture. “Doraemon” is the biggest talk of the Bangladesh that children are more attached to the television just for the show. violence etc. why they are involved with this foreign culture and is it creates any bad impact to our own Bangladeshi culture. When we go and make dresses we follow their dressing style. I assume that our young generation is totally attached with the Indian culture. these questions also paved the way for me to do my secondary data analysis. So. Moreover. 8 . By surveying on 40 people. we are also prejudiced by their cultures. Recently. These questions not only lead my way to the research but also helped me a lot to test my hypothesis. Indian foods are also keeping a shadow on our food sector. Mainly Indian satellite channels are reason for it. Their channels show their own concept on their program. traditions. I found that Indian culture is giving a bad impact on our youth society also it is keeping a black shadow on own Bengali culture. they can speak Hindi better than Bengali.Impact of Indian Culture on Our Youth Society Areas of Research In my research. I investigated the research questions to get in-depth result. in my area of research. Moreover. So seeing these. Indian songs are roaming around us all the time. fashion and trends. I wanted to study on how our young generation is involved with Indian culture.

I personally feel it very shameful. If we see our own culture. We need to divert ourselves and look at what we have in our country and proud of it. these are main features of Indian programs. In some Indian reality shows like Splits villa they provoke the girls and boys go for dates. There is so much to see and learn. own television serials and own films we can realize that our Bengali movies and Areas of Research serials praise worthy. But in reality it is creating bad impact on our young generation. Indian reality shows. style. live together. movies and they are taking the negative sides of these serials which are fake not real. multiple marriages. our language are so rich and vibrant. go intimate. our music. Our culture. Young generation is watching these serials. Fashion. 9 .Impact of Indian Culture on Our Youth Society Hypothesis I believe that our young generation is becoming addicted to the Indian culture.

And for my secondary research. For searching the internet I will use standard search engines like Google and Yahoo. I am planning to interview few students of North South University. articles. I am planning to use the resources found in different newspapers. Along with those I’m planning to survey on students of different ages. and magazines.Impact of Indian Culture on Our Youth Society Methodology Areas of Research For my primary research. I will prepare questionnaire with various sorts of questions so as to get the range to the opinion and also to answer the questions of my research. 10 .

Because they do not like the Indian programs at all.5% people have chosen they do not watch Indian televisions.50% 30% Yes 62. Among 40 people 62. All are copied from the Hollywood. serials or reality shows? 7.50% people said that they regularly watch Indian television channels. Sometimes and No.50% Sometimes No I surveyed on 40 people and there were options they can choose Yes.Impact of Indian Culture on Our Youth Society Primary Data Presentation & Analysis Areas of Research Do you watch Indian movies. Only 7. Because they get entertainment from these shows more than Bengali programs. 11 . 30% answered they watch sometimes as they sometimes do not even get times to watch televisions or some said that find all these Indian programs are boring.

And rest of the 45% people agreed with the terms. This is because actually it is an alarming situation that our young generation is getting more attracted to the Indian fashion and trends along with the foreign culture. No one disagreed with the topic. disagree or strongly disagree with the purpose. agree. There were options that they strongly agree. Among 40 respondents 55% strongly agreed that our young generation is getting more attached to the Indian culture. 12 .Impact of Indian Culture on Our Youth Society Primary Data Presentation & Analysis Areas of Research Do you agree that our young generation is getting addicted to follow Indian fashion and trends along with the Indian culture? 0 0 45% Strongly Agree 55% Agree Disagree Strongly Disagree The people were asked if they agree that our young generation is getting addicted to follow Indian fashion and trends along with the Indian culture.

they can watch these shows but only for entertainment they should not practice in real life and lastly there are no problems if they watch these shows. The respondents feel that as it is a responsibility of parents to control their sons and daughters so they are responsible to pay attention towards their daughters more.Impact of Indian Culture on Our Youth Society Primary Data Presentation & Analysis Areas of Research Roadies.50% Parents should pay attention towards their sons and daughters more They can watch these shows but only for entertainment they should not practice in real life There are no problems if they watch these shows When I asked 40 people they answered with the options that parents should pay attention towards their sons and daughters more.50% 52. The programs sometimes use abusive words. Because there are nothing educative or these do not serve any purpose from where we can learn anything. And rest of the 10% people feel that there are no problems if they watch these shows. What is your opinion? 10% 37. Splitsvilla type of reality shows hamper our youngers. 13 . violence. they should not take the bad part of these programs. 37. 52.50% said that parents should pay attention towards their sons and daughters.50% of 40 people answered that the adults can watch these shows but only for entertainment.

Impact of Indian Culture on Our Youth Society Primary Data Presentation & Analysis Areas of Research Young generation now a days watch only Indian programs instead of many Bengali programs which are sometimes very resourceful. Among 40 young people 57. agree. They are saying that they themselves watch Indian shows more than Bengali shows.50% people have strongly agreed with the purpose. 32. there are many important talk shows. But they choose Indian programs for their entertainment. In Bangladeshi channels. They feel that they should watch Bengali programs on Bangladeshi television channels.50% Strongly Agree Agree 57. They were asked to choose grade the question that young generations watch only Indian programs instead of many Bengali programs which are very resourceful. resourceful movies.50% of them voted that they agree with the term. Would you say you… 0 10% 32.50% Disagree Strongly Disagree Young generations are now very fond of Indian programs. disagree or strongly disagree. so that they 14 . They had to choose that do they strongly agree.

no one actually strongly disagreed with the topic. Because they know that Bangladeshi programs are more entertaining.10% of the 40 respondent disagreed with the term. informative and resourceful.Impact of Indian Culture on Our Youth Society can keep pace with the Bengali culture. 15 . They said that they hate Indian programs. Finally.

Impact of Indian Culture on Our Youth Society Primary Data Presentation & Analysis Areas of Research When you make dresses. and I follow my own style. yes. and sometimes Indian fashion to change the taste. I love to follow Bangladeshi culture along with Indian fashion and trends.50% 30% 57. Because when they like any Bangladeshi fashion they assume it. do you follow Indian star’s styles or dressing styles? 7. They feel that Indian actor and actresses have more fashion sense than Bangladeshi actor and actresses.50% of 40 people answered this.50% Yes. go to the salon. they are trendier than Bangladeshi trends. go to the salon. And some voted fell for option 16 . no. They are trendier than bangladeshi trends 7. 57. I always follow Bangladeshi star's fashion and trends I follow my own style I asked 40 young boys and girls that when they make dresses. Their dressing. I always follow Bangladeshi star's fashion and trends. haircuts are much better than Bangladeshi television or movie star. Indians are trendier than Bangladeshi trends.50% I love to follow Bangladeshi culture along with Indian fashion and trends No. There were options that. A very huge response on yes. do they follow Indian star’s styles or dressing styles. Then 30% people said that they follow Indian fashion and trends and also the Bangladeshi fashion and our trends.

and some said they follow their own style.50% equally. 17 .Impact of Indian Culture on Our Youth Society C and D equally 7. They said they are patriot and they love to follow the old and new Bangladeshi fashion and trends.

among the 3 options 42. Because they feel that the serials can affect her for sometimes but it will not affect the child’s care.50% people answered “no”.50% Average People were asked that for watching Indian serials. violence. Surprisingly. they will not get away from their motherhood. Now. They had to answer in just one word. parents pay less attention towards their sons and daughters. Then.50% Yes No 42. Yes. 18 . rest of the 15% said average. their logic is whatever the serials are. What is your feeling? 15% 42. parents pay less attention towards their sons and daughters.Impact of Indian Culture on Our Youth Society Primary Data Presentation & Analysis Areas of Research We see that for Indian serials. arguments. They are now more attached to the Indian serials than their own child. and another 42. The serials are full of crimes. And. The women and girls are affecting by these. the people said on behalf of the topic. No or Average. the people who said against the topic. they said that Indian television serials are eating up women’s mind. doubts etc.50% answered “yes”.

50% people said that they actually hate Indian songs. 7. they may prefer Indian songs but they also listens Bengali songs No. they may prefer Indian songs but they also listens Bengali songs. Among 40 respondents. mash ups are mind blowing. They said it because they find all the Indian songs are boring. Then. They had three choices.I hate Indian songs 40 people responded on the topic that our young generations prefer Indian songs more than Bengali songs. What is your opinion about that? 7. 47. the turmeric ceremony is celebrated with Indian songs The videos of any programs edited with the Indian songs. their lyrics and composing compelled them to listen to them along with the Indian songs. Those are Indian songs have varieties.50% people said that they prefer Indian songs more because they have varieties. Their movie songs. 19 . pop songs. Indian songs have varieties 47.Impact of Indian Culture on Our Youth Society Primary Data Presentation & Analysis Areas of Research Young generation prefer Indian songs more than Bengali songs. Because some new singers from Bangladesh are praise worthy. So. Even if we look at our recent marriage programs. and lastly I hate Indian songs. On the other hand.50% 45% No.50% Yes. 45% people replied that they prefer Indian songs and also listens to Bengali songs.

And those food are not tastier than fish and rice. If we see. 40 young students were asked that if they are fond of Indian dishes than Bangladeshi food in restaurants. 37.50% people said that they love Bangladeshi foods also the Indian dishes.Bangladeshi foods are more delicious than Indian foods. As always same taste do not feel good. And other 20% offer fast food or western food. 42.50% of them said that Indian foods taste different. its whole level 8 is food centre. Indian foods taste different Partially 37. They had 3 options. They like Indian foods because their way of cooking is delicious. Rest of the 20% said that Bangladeshi foods are tastier than Indian foods. And almost 80% of the shops offer only Indian dishes. Those are Indian foods taste different. The thing is clear that how much they prefer Indian dishes.Impact of Indian Culture on Our Youth Society Primary Data Presentation & Analysis Areas of Research Do the young people prefer Indian food than Bangladeshi food in restaurants? 20% 42.50% No. partially and Bangladeshi foods are more delicious than Indian foods.50% Yes. Among the 40 young students. Then. 20 . Because Indian foods can look very delicious but those are oily and not spicy. Bashundhara City Shopping Mall.

Impact of Indian Culture on Our Youth Society Primary Data Presentation & Analysis Areas of Research Young generation’s thoughts. They had four options. What do you feel? 2. there is no suspense in Bengali movies. same heroine.50% All Bengali concepts are same from the earlier 32.50% answered that they feel really bad that Indian culture is overtaking our dear Bengali culture.50% Indians can bring new ideas and thoughts 27. Same hero. Specially. 32. They were told to answer how they feel about the topic. creativity rely more on Indian cultural factors rather than Bangladeshi. Bengali writers just copycat the Indian movies. And then 21 . The magazine programs.50% 37. concepts more rather than putting effort on their thoughts. Sadly. ideas. Those are Indians can bring new ideas and thoughts. all Bengali concepts are same from the earlier.50% young students answered that all Bengali concepts are same from the earlier. same stories in all the movies. ideas.50% I feel really bad that Indian culture is overtaking our dear Bengali culture It doesn't matter 40 young people were asked that their thoughts. I feel really bad that Indian culture is overtaking our dear Bengali culture and they feel that it does not matter. creativity rely more on Indian cultural factors rather than Bangladeshi. Because people are following Indian styles. dramas all concepts are not different from another. Majority of the people 37.

concepts with the Indian concepts. Bangladeshi people have now started taking their daily soap concepts. if a person wants to merge their ideas. Gulshan avenue and other daily soaps are now following the Indian drama concepts to entertain our audience.Impact of Indian Culture on Our Youth Society 27. there is nothing wrong in it. If we see. But we should promote our village life. Last 2. our current situation in our daily soaps.50% said that it does not matter. Because. 22 .50% said that Indians can bring new ideas and thoughts.

Among 40 people 37.Impact of Indian Culture on Our Youth Society Primary Data Presentation & Analysis Areas of Research Recently.50% The channel or show should be banned from Bangladesh The children are more attached to the television just for this cartoon show. Sometimes it is seen that children are playing and talking in Hindi among them. The options were children are more likely to speak Hindi rather than saying Bengali. studies are greatly affected. 23 . they are more likely to speak Hindi rather than saying Bengali This show causes great hamper to the children's studies 37. Then 32. What do you think? 30% 32. they can speak Hindi better than Bengali.50% people responded that this show causes great hamper to the children’s studies. this cartoon show causes great hamper to the children’s studies or the channel or show should be banned from Bangladesh. As children are now more attached to the television to watch this show. “Doraemon” is the biggest talk of the Bangladesh that children are more attached to the television just for the show.50% said that children are now more likely to speak Hindi language than Bengali.50% Yes. So. They were told to describe their thoughts through 3 options. Moreover. Because children are greatly affected by this. their home works. Rest of the 30% people said that the channel or show should be banned from Bangladesh.

S. Their thoughts also reflect the concept of these serials. and as a result. People practically adopt the Indian culture by watching such serials. 10 04). So. leaving very little space for our own culture. It is manipulating the minds of the people in our country. (2005.thedailystar. B. The Daily Star. India is only gaining more money.net/rising/2005/10/04/special. 24 . The article mainly focused on Hindi serials. These serials are eating up our young girl’s minds also. How Hindi serials are affecting our young generation and women.htm The above mentioned article was on newspaper. Retrieved from http://www. Hindi serials.Impact of Indian Culture on Our Youth Society Secondary Data Analysis Areas of Research Newspaper: Anwar. this newspaper article supports my primary findings about the impact of Indian culture on our youth society.

). Retrieved from http://www.d. D. H.pk/forums/bangladesh-defence/114183-yellow-culture-intrudesbangladesh. Yellow culture intrudes in bangladesh! .defence. So.Impact of Indian Culture on Our Youth Society Secondary Data Analysis Areas of Research Online article: Chowdhury.html The above article shows that yellow culture introduced in Bangladesh and it is keeping a negative impact on our society especially on youth society. Globalization may be held responsible for this sort of cultural aggression. but we are not protecting them. A. (n. this article supports my primary findings about the impact of Indian culture on our youth society. Our youngsters are being misled. 25 . There is need for the younger generation to understand and appreciate Bangladesh’s cultural heritage and it is the responsibility of the older generation to ensure this continuity of culture.

blogspot. always the negative side of all good things seems to influence people the most.html The blog talks about how the Indian satellite channels and their culture are affecting our society.Impact of Indian Culture on Our Youth Society Secondary Data Analysis Areas of Research Online blog: Shuvo. Now. The media is an effective way of influencing people. 12). S. 26 . So. But unfortunately. this blog supports my primary findings about the impact of Indian culture on our youth society. in Bangladesh. Retrieved from http://udvot. the dominance of Indian culture in our society is very much evident with introduction of satellite television in Bangladesh. (2009.com/2009/12/effecton-our-culture. [Web log message].

pdf This online journal shows that impact of cultural globalization on the upper class youth in Dhaka. The effect of satellite TV on the youth is first expressed through their tastes and likings. D.Impact of Indian Culture on Our Youth Society Secondary Data Analysis Areas of Research Online Journal: Zahid . So. linguistic ability. this journal supports my primary findings about the impact of Indian culture on our youth society. (2007). dress and style. 27 . Retrieved from http://bangladeshsociology. Impact of cultural globalization on the upper class youth in dhaka.2 Dola.org/BEJS 4. thinking. 4(2). values. The influence of satellite programs on the respondents had been categorized under the general and broad headings of food habit. choosing role model etc.

We are losing our original culture because the over influence of Indian culture.html In the above forum.Impact of Indian Culture on Our Youth Society Secondary Data Analysis Areas of Research Online blog: Kman. Retrieved from http://www. 28 . (2003). [Web log message]. many people said against the topic and some said on behalf of the topic.com/forums/penpals/13773-western-influence. The fact is that Western role model's are competing with local ones.bangladesh.

Impact of Indian Culture on Our Youth Society Secondary Data Analysis Areas of Research Online article: Environment of bangladesh. 29 . The young people are trying to imitate western gross and vulgar culture forgetting our own culture.com/2011/07/influence-of-western-civilization-on. If this continues.blogspot.html The writer focused on impact of western civilization on Bangladeshi society. The influence of western civilization is the most talked topic. our won culture and tradition will be abolished soon. It has already created bad effect on our youngsters. (2011). Retrieved from http://onlineenvironmentbd. Western culture is introducing into our culture in a very alarming way.

This research could be much better if I have got some more time. III. This paper is of huge demand. I. While working for this report we found there was not available data related with our topic.Impact of Indian Culture on Our Youth Society Limitations Here are some of the limitations that I faced when I was doing the research. . IV. The common causes were lack of time. II. There were insufficient times. 30 It was a controversial topic. Due to time constraint I had to finish my tasks faster. if completed correctly. Respondents were unwilling to fill up the questionnaire.

However. it is necessary to enlighten them about our own cultural values which will make our nation proud. In Bangladesh perspective. 31 . We must understand that the young generations are the future image of our country. since it is the one of very few and one way concentration on the impact of Indian culture. which may find useful tools considering the probable findings in the long run. That’s why. this research has found a lot of significant issues that is Indian culture is not a curse to our society but it can bring a lot of negative effects.Impact of Indian Culture on Our Youth Society Conclusion Areas of Research It can be concluded that. So. I hope that this thesis contains the groundwork of further research. for doing this research I used my best analysis and tried to make the research as full proof. it is recommend for further modification as it is a phrase valid that research is a never ending process .

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