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The middle-class fighting with the clap

Priyanka Saurabh *



Why does the struggle of the Indian middle class never end? Indian middle class is that class that has to maintain its dignity in society. Adequate attention has to be given to the education of children and what is going on in society. It is also important to take care of this. They also have to spend a lot of money on the marriage of their children.

In addition to this, when there is a function at another's place too, they have to arrange for good clothes, which weakens their economy. That's why they remain worried. There is no dearth of ability in these people.

If they have a shortage, then it is a shortage of money. Despite having the same intellectual level as the upper class, they are defeated due to a lack of money. Because of this, they often get stressed as well. The people of the middle class who start earning well, leave the middle class and join the upper class.

There is no end to the worries of these people. Because they spend their whole life in making the children worthy. Then according to that, even if the children do not get married or get a job, they remain worried. To maintain his respect, he does not tell his sorrows and pains to anyone. Sometimes a solution is found by talking to others.

But because these people do not say so, they do not get the solution and they are surrounded by worries. If you solve one problem, another problem comes like this. On which it is not possible to spend money in the era of inflation. Because of this, the struggle of the middle class does not end and goes on continuously. They get some relief only when the children of the family come forward to a good job.

The middle class is placed between labor and capital. It neither directly owns the means of production which pump out the surplus generated by wage labor power nor does it by its labor produce that surplus which has a use and exchange value.

The middle class consists mainly of small capitalists and white-collar workers. In terms of occupation, shopkeepers, salesmen, brokers, government and non-government office workers, supervisors and professionals like engineers, doctors, etc. constitute the middle class. Most of these occupations require at least some degree of formal education.

The middle class is largely the result of capitalist development and the expansion of state functions in the 19th and 20th centuries. These families in Modi's India are trapped in a maze of working-class situations in jobs that pretend to be middle class, with the need for degrees and skills training.

Government investment in job training for middle-class youth is not matched by safe and fair construction. Many complain about being trained in computers and English speaking at low-cost government centers or NGOs, but end up doing work that doesn't require these skills at all.

What does it mean to be "middle class" in India? This is a difficult question to answer and may differ depending on our view of the middle class. About 50% of Indians consider themselves to be middle class. This is nothing new to us. Why the middle-class matters. There are many answers to it and, in general, it is the backbone of the economy, its sources.

The middle class also fuels domestic consumption and plays an important role in development. Investment in education and savings is what we usually associate with any good economy. It is mainly run by the middle class. So we need to discard the idea that there is an incredible base middle class in India and except that India is still a poor country. India's middle class has been an important section since independence.

During the Revolt of 1857, he remained loyal to the colonial British from the rebellion. He formed the Indian National Congress, and when he realized the real purpose of the British, he had his first rise. He was seen in the Swadeshi movement of 1905 and led the freedom movement. Since then, the Indian middle has morphed into various forms and exerted its influence on society, politics, culture, etc.

Teachers, scientists, doctors, lawyers, and engineers are mainly supplied to the Indian society from this class. The expansion of the middle class can be seen during the IT revolution. But they failed to build the India of dreams; Their skills were mainly focused on the individual rather than on the wishes of the nation. They started flying to go abroad in large numbers. The lofty goals, and the brain drain that happened, made India less efficient.

During independence, although they were a minority, they constituted a dynamic minority. The framework of ideas and values that inspired the freedom struggle. His role in post-independence politics has mixed aspects.

On the one hand, their political involvement is immense. He is an integral member of CSOs, NGOs, and pressure groups. His involvement in the anti-corruption protests by Anna Hazare in 2011 and the Nirbhaya case in December 2012 was huge.

On the other hand, their voting percentage is going down; They are less visible in politics, especially in the urban middle class. They lacked and still do not have a vision of the Indian political nature. The middle-class fighting clap by clap . The middle class is the mainstay of democracy, their role in the nation, politics, and society has a huge impact.


* Priyanka Saurabh wrote this article for e-pao.net
The writer can be contacted at priyankasaurabh9416(AT)outlook(DOT)com
This article was webcasted on 05 August 2023.



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