Indian Social Structure and Values & Ethics in Business

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INDIAN SOCIAL STRUCTURE AND VALUES & ETHICS IN BUSINESS : NATURE AND TYPES OF INDIAN SOCIETY : 1) Tribal Society : The tribals are economically, educationally and politically backward as compared to the non-tribals. One scholar has called tribal people “Backward Hindus”. However there is a sizable number of Tribals who are Christian. The tribes of India before independence were considered animistic by the by religion Census authorities. Distinction was made between those who were Hindu and those who followed their own religion. There is no uniform pattern of religion among the tribal peoples of India. Mandelbaum mentions eight characteristics of Indian tribes: (i) kinship as an instrument of social bonds, (ii) lack of hierarchy…show more content…
Urban industrial life brings about changes in norms and ideologies which may greatly change the social structure and the relationships between people. The reduced size of the modern family i.e nuclear family is a result of industrial society. 3. Impersonalness and lack of intimate communication : Owing to heterogeneous composition, urban people know each other only in superficial and impersonal ways. A large proportion of urban social relations takes place between nameless strangers and they last only for a limited period of time. One may know a person as a bank cashier, another as a co-worker, another as a grocer, but they are seldom known in an intimate way. Economic interests dominate this in personal urban world. The city becomes a complex mass of people living close together, but without emotional ties. The urban dweller often feels lonely and isolated even in the midst of vast crowds. The impersonality, formality of relations and the breakdown of intimate communication in an urban society gives rise to many urban industrial problems. In metropolitan areas, neighbors frequently live side by side in anonymity. 4. Materialism : In an industrial society external appearances and material possessions are of primary importance. City dwellers are known for their status symbols (such as salaries, car, video cassettes etc.) Urban people do not believe in plain living and high thinking. 5. Individualism : The city dwellers, in their
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