Cultural change is the change that is applied on the regular social practice of an individual or a community. The cultural change generally happens when the individuals of a particular community following a particular culture, comes in contact with another culture. The change in a culture may face a lot of criticism. It may even led to violence.
The cultural change may lead to positive results as well as negative results. It has become easy to occur a cultural change in the present world. Earlier people were restricted to their society only. It was not easy to travel, back in those days. Also education about worldwide lifestyle was restricted. So very less people were able to travel and less people were able to communicate worldwide. In present time world has become a global village. Internet and social media has ended such restrictions.we talk about the Indian culture, then we must say that it is one of the largest culture in the world. It has a variety of culture within it. As India is the country with many different religions and communities. These all communities follow their own culture. In India one can find a difference in culture in every 10-15 kms.
India offers astounding variety in virtually every aspect of social life. Diversities of ethnic, linguistic, regional, economic, religious, class, and caste groups crosscut Indian society, which is also permeated with immense urban-rural differences and gender distinctions. Differences between north India and south India are particularly significant, especially in systems of kinship and marriage. Indian society is multifaceted to an extent perhaps unknown in any other of the world’s great civilizations—it is more like an area as varied as Europe than any other single nation-state. Adding further variety to contemporary Indian culture are rapidly occurring changes affecting various regions and socioeconomic groups in disparate ways. Yet, amid the complexities of Indian life, widely accepted cultural themes enhance social harmony and order.
India is a hierarchical society. Whether in north India or south India, Hindu or Muslim, urban or village, virtually all things, people, and social groups are ranked according to various essential qualities. Although India is a political democracy, notions of complete equality are seldom evident in daily life.
Societal hierarchy is evident in caste groups, amongst individuals, and in family and kinship groups. Castes are primarily associated with Hinduism, but caste-like groups also exist among Muslims, Indian, Christians, and other religious communities. Within most villages or towns, everyone knows the relative rankings of each locally represented caste, and behavior is constantly shaped by this knowledge.