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.