Moral socialization religion and identity (Paperback)
The dream of Independent India was brought to reality by the self-sacrifice of many individuals who possessed moral integrity of the highest order. Ironically, the youth of today is largely dissatisfied with or apathetic towards national and community-affairs. Moreover, the high prevalence of drug and alcohol abuse, juvenile crimes, and violence among Indian youth indicates that they are in critical need of moral guidance. Besides, it is common to see youth playing a significant role in violent activities carried out by fundamentalist groups (Shah, 2011). This scenario is contradictory to the secular and unified India visioned by our leaders. Both the fundamentalist and the materialistic approach embraced by today's youth would gradually tear the country's social fabric and thereby, hurt the country's overall development as a global power.