Possible or not, bridging the great divide is a conversation we must not stop having. The great divide between the rich and poor, the educated and uneducated, and traditional and modern, and so on.
And, I believe, the simpler the form of the language used, the wider will be the audience! Unfortunately, the population impacted by such modern changes, especially on the economic front, may not be reading the language we write in.
This is my concern about reaching the alienated, the dis-enfranchised, and the marginalized. It is a viscious social problem, we tend to ignore as about the minorities. That is why, I do not approve of the word minority, itself, as discussed in a previous article.
Simply because, there is no majority. In my view, if reservations are made to help uplift or give a break to such socially alienated people or communities, then that is a good thing. It is definitely better than placing a coin, food, or clothes in the hands of the disadvantaged.
I met an english gentleman who took his son to India to “show him the poor” and have him donate money to a related “cause.” A wonderful gesture, but it is so cliche. Every country has their own poor and need to bridge their own divide, with their own poor. Don’t you think? Please give any suggestions you have below.
Yes, the only reason that makes sense to me, is that the generation whose direct ancestors left India in a disarray, know they must help contribute to social and economic repairs. But please, there is no third world. At one time people had flocked to India, looking for spices, gold, and intellectual treasures. Columbus also, was headed to India, when he discovered America, both of which had been discovered by others before.
The point is, twisted histories, must not prove cultural or religious supremacies to our children, but be a universal resource for us to understand why we have alienated our own or people in other countries.
Do join hands and minds to work towards reducing the gap created by our false sense of superiority, of country, culture, or individual.
I have attempted to illustrate how all this connects to terrorism through fiction. Please join in the conversation and help bridge the distance in our social mind-sets. Read “Terror Strikes the HoCleS” Kindle edition by V Sabharwal. Fiction Kindle eBooks @ Amazon.com.