Vol. 2, Issue 5 (2017)
Ethnic identity among Dogras in Jammu region: effect of education in the globalised era
Author(s): Nishi Slathia, Priyanka Sharma
Abstract: Identity is both a psychological and sociological construct. Impression of ethnic identity consists of a mixture of variables such as culture, language and symbol which a person or a group espouses. These variables have a propensity to reflect that a group is dissimilar from other group. Globalization has melted indigenous cultural boundaries and brought homogenous culture across nation. In the present paper an attempt has been made to extrapolate the influence of education on the cultural, linguistic, socio-psychological orientation amongst Dogras of Jammu region. Purposive random sampling technique has been employed. The findings of the data revealed that enhanced educational levels reduce the commitment of people towards their linguistic behavior, socio-cultural and ritual practices in the wake of globalization.