Salient Features of Indian Society

What is society?

A society is a concept used to describe the structured relations and institutions among a large community of people.

Different sociologists define society differently but some of the common elements/features of society are

  • A group of people who interact and identify with one another,
  • These people live in a defined geographic area or territory and
  • People in this group share a common culture.

society is a process rather than a thing, and a system of relationships rather than a collection of individuals.

Salient Features of Indian Society

India is one of the oldest civilizations in the world and is home to more than a billion population. Owing to its rich heritage and culture, Indian society possesses distinct features;

  • Marriage and Family
  • Value system
  • Modern yet traditional
  • Caste system
  • Diversity in India
  • Religious pluralism
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