Imposition of Western-style economies and societies through colonialism and globalization
i.e. One World, Many Cultures, 1.3 (Kaur, “Journey by Inner Light”), 3.4 (Narayan, “Monsoon Wedding”), 4.1 (Norberg-Hodge, “Learning from Ladakh”), 4.3 (Divakaruni, “Live Free and Starve”)
consider the ways in which the imposition of Western-style economies and societies through colonialism and globalization have complicated the lives of people in South Asia.
- Economic inequality: The colonial powers extracted wealth from South Asia through a variety of means, including taxation, forced labor, and the appropriation of natural resources. This led to widespread poverty and inequality in South Asia. Globalization has also contributed to economic inequality in South Asia, as multinational corporations have often exploited cheap labor and environmental resources in the region.