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Examine the causes and concerns associated with the erosion of the traditional Indian family structure. How has this transformation affected Indian society?

Topic: Salient features of Indian Society, Diversity of India.

2. Examine the causes and concerns associated with the erosion of the traditional Indian family structure. How has this transformation affected Indian society? (250 words)

Difficulty level: Moderate

Reference: Indian ExpressInsights on India

Why the question:

The article discusses the erosion of the traditional Indian family structure and highlights the causes and concerns associated with this phenomenon.

Key Demand of the question:

To write about erosion of the traditional Indian family structure and its impact.

Directive:

Examine – When asked to ‘Examine’, we must investigate the topic (content words) in detail, inspect it, investigate it and establish the key facts and issues related to the topic in question. While doing so we should explain why these facts and issues are important and their implications.

Structure of the answer:

Introduction:

Begin by giving context.

Body:

First, Discuss in points as to how the modern family system in India has developed in India and how it has strengthened individual choices and changed the social realities.

Next, write about factors responsible for erosion of the traditional Indian family structure – hanging societal values, urbanization, globalization, and economic factors

Next, write about the impact of the same – loneliness, lack of support systems, intergenerational disconnect, and an increased focus on individualism.

Conclusion:

Conclude by writing a way forward to address the above issues.