Influence of Western Civilisation
A threat to our culture Civilisation means an advanced and organised state of human and social development. It exposes a society or a country, its culture and its way of life during a particular period of time. In fact, a country or a nation is known by its civilisation. The influence of western civilisation is the most talked topic. Western culture is intruding into our culture in a very alarming way. This intrusion of western culture into our own culture has both advantages and disadvantages. Now young generation takes little interest in our own traditional folk song.
Pop music gives them more pleasure. Very few people hear the ‘ektara’, ‘dotara’, Baul song, ‘jari’ and ‘shari gan’. These days no more people go to see the ‘jatra’ that was a great source of entertainment in the past. The circus show is now less popular than before. Western civilisation has introduced us with the people, society, food, dress, education, history and culture of the whole of western world. Gradually we are changing our dress pattern and speaking style with English accent. Now the western hamburgers, sandwiches, hotdogs, yoghurt, dossa, pizza, kentucky fried chicken and rolls have become very popular.
Western civilisation develops our consciousness of the western world and helps us to make a comparative study between western civilisation and ours and to judge the standard of our culture. It also helps to enrich our civilisation by accepting the good things of western civilisation. The disadvantages of western civilisation for our society are very remarkable. It has already created such bad effect on our youngsters. The young people are trying to imitate western gross and vulgar culture forgetting our own culture. If this continues, our own culture and tradition will be vanished immediately. In the present global world, we cannot discard western civilisation. So, we should try to grasp what is good and abandon what is bad in western civilisation.