Short Essay on the Problems of Modernisation

3. Modernisation of social and economic institutions may create conflicts with the traditional ways of life. Example, trained M.B.B.S. doctors may pose a threat to the traditional medical practitioners.

4. Another problem is that, most often roles adopted by the people are modern, but their values continue to be traditional. Example. New Business firms and industrial establishments and, shops etc., are either opened or inaugurated as per the dictates of the traditional “Muhurtam”.

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5. Yet another problem is that there is lack of cooperation among agencies which modernise and among those institutions and systems which are already modernised. This is more or less like the problem of “cultural lag”.

6. Finally, though modernisation raises the aspirations of people, the social system does not provide enough chances to materialise them. This creates frustration, disappointment and social unrest.


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