Tuesday, 28 March 2017

Indian culture?

The irony in today's world is that children are given enough freedom to know and understand what's right and what's wrong for them but when they come up with their own set of ideologies, parents deny to accept them as who they have grown into.
I'm too little to share this post and I understand that anyone reading this right now will think what do I know about society  and it's norms and the culture that India holds.
I have an idea that I know probably more than any of those who think think they know culture a little too well.
It is said that the very first civilization of India was a matriarchal society and women was know as the mother goddess. Later in early Vedic period, women were not forced to get married. They could choose who so ever they want as their life partner or could remain single if they wanted to. I don't want to sound  like a typical modern world feminist. So, I would like to add here, same goes for the men in that era.
Speaking of caste our Vedas have mentioned Varna Vyastha. Varna for those who don't know, Varna means. "Colour".
Caste came as as thing when society started to degrade itself. When dharmashastra mentioned codes of conduct for society,  which suppressed women for their right to make any decision of their life.
What is more ironic than an inscription mentioning "women don't deserve freedom" and "Almighty lives where women is respected."
I don't want to make this post all about women, because it is not about them. It is about people who ruined Indian culture to it's very core and now they want to preserve the worst form of it.
People often tell me I'm not very traditional and cultural and I don't understand society and the way it works.
To those people I'd like to ask, what culture is to not let two people be with each other?
What culture is it to set apart to people who have made it through the time alot of people can not?
What culture is it to separate two people who held on to each through the worst times?
What you do and what you know is not Indian culture. It's your understanding of how Indian culture should be.
It's your mind that isn't capable to understand how vast and unique Indian culture is.
Otherwise, why do we pray Goddess Sati and Lord Shiva.
Don't say you are doing it preserve the traditions, because the traditions that you are preserving don't depict India. They depict you.

1 comment:

  1. To the point and so accurate.
    The irony is young wants to change it but our so called indian culture wont allow us. Keep it up :)

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