What are Westernization and Sanskritization, Explained By MN Srinivas

Westernization, as characterized by Srinivas (1980), “portrays changes achieved in

society &culture because of more than 150 years of British lead, &term subsumes changes

happening at different levels—innovation, foundations, philosophy, values”.

Westernization keeps running toward a path inverse to that of Sanskritization, however, while last mentioned

has influenced entire Indian culture for a considerable length of time, previous is a nearly later

and to a great extent a urban marvel.

Fundamental similitude between both Sanskritization and Westernization is at the social level.

Westernization is an immense, multidimensional &complex process which encroached upon different

areas through various establishments and henceforth had a noteworthy bearing on

position versatility. It adjusted existing setup as well as opened new roads and

entryways for social versatility.

The British control gave crisp roads to social versatility changing the idea of pre-

existing establishments, for example, schools and universities which opened their ways to all positions

and setting up new ones, for example, armed force, organization and law courts which selected

individuals on the premise of legitimacy and subsequently gave abundant wellspring of portability.

It must be noticed that westernization did not start and end with British run the show. It gave

tracks which facilitated and quickened the portability procedure. It set the ball rolling

which increased further energy after Independence. The autonomous India

assumed control from the rationalistic libertarian and compassionate standards from the

English and made further space for versatility.

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