As we all know we are living in a global world. The impact of Globalization is being felt on all aspects of human life. It has affected every society, tradition and every culture very deeply around the world. It has changed man’s perceptions, attitudes, habits, priorities and goals. Actually the entire world is in continual flux and change. The rapid progress of scientific knowledge and thought has resulted in worldwide development. But together with this we are also faced with a competitive world where people have started treating life as a race thus losing sensitivity towards their fellow competitors/human beings. Often the Modern Age is characterized as the Age of ‘Anxiety’, Age of ‘Information and Consumerism’ and the Age of ‘Value Crisis’which leading to dehumanizing and materialistic value of human life.
It is high time now for us to acknowledge the fact that the Indian society is passing through a very crucial phase of the history where India has to rethink about its goals for the ‘Nation Development’. We need to think about a crucial question- In what direction India is going on?On one hand we talk about our dream to become superpower in the world and on the other hand our news papers are full of the news of corruption, rapes and lots of crimes. We need to think - Is India moving in a right direction? Whether our country demands a new nationalism? What are the reasons for the Value Crisis in our country and what can rejuvenate India?
In this contemporary global scenario of our nation where the nation is facing various challenges, it is necessary to redefine our role as the citizen of India. The onus does not lie only with the religious sects, philosophers or with the social organizations. We can’t just go on talking and discussing things here and there and let go it as it is. Especially the teachers, the writers, the media people and the people having similar responsible positions in the society have to realize the fact that they are among the most equipped in the society to deal with the issue of degradation of values in our society. The new era demands us to take the responsibility in order to be an effective catalyst for social change.We should come into action and make a decision regarding what is important for our nation now at this most significant and perilous point of time where India stands at the threshold of a great destiny.
Cite this article:
Hilpesh J. Vyas. Relevance of Indian Ancient Literature and the Study of Indian Culture in the Age of Value Crisis. Research J. Humanities and Social Sciences. 3(3): July-September, 2012, 301-303.