Social Change and Development in India
o d i s c u s s i o n o n s o c i a l c h a n g e i n t h e t w e n t y - f i r s t c e n t u r y c a n t a k e p l a c e N without some reference to globalisation. It is but natural that in this book on social change and development, the terms globalisation and liberalisation have already appeared in your earlier chapters. Recall the section on globalisation, liberalisation, and rural society in chapter 4. Go back and read the section on the Indian government’s policy of liberalisation and its impact on Indian industries in chapter 5. It also came up when we discussed Vision Mumbai and the new visions for global cities in chapter 3. Other than your school books, you must have come across the term globalisation in newspapers, television programmes or even in everyday conversation.
Read any newspaper regularly for two weeks and note down how the term ‘globalisation’ is used. Compare your notes with others in the class. Note down references to the term ‘globalisation’ and ‘global’ in different kinds of television programmes. You can focus on news and discussions on political or economic or cultural matters.