Values can be defined as certain attitudes and beliefs that a person follows in his conduct. Those standards as per which an individual judges his own actions, whether he is right or wrong can be called as values. Value system comprises of all those beliefs and viewpoints that the parents pass on their next generation, they further pass it on to their offspring and so, the legacy goes on and on. Now let us come to the 'Indian Family Value System' - what is it and how does it influence individuals. In the Indian culture, there are certain rules and regulations that each and every child is taught right from his childhood.
Examples of Indian family values are - a young person should always
touch the feet of his elders; he should never speak in a high or rude
tone to those who are older to him; he should always give respect to
elders and refer to them as 'aap'; he should not consume alcohol and
tobacco or smoke cigarettes; he should respect women; he should always
speak truth and try to engage in non-violent behavior; and so on. Most
of the values that the parents impart to their children in India, as a
part of the family value system, are similar in nature.
However, there may be some variations too, depending upon different
families. For instance, in some houses, girls are not allowed top wear
skirts after they reach certain age, while in others, they can wear
anything, as long as it is decent and not body-revealing. Even these
variations are quite trivial, as the basic essence behind them remains,
more or les, the same. Most of the values that the Indian parents
believe in imparting to their children do not appeal to the outside
world. But then, it is these beliefs that make India the wonderful
country that it is today.
Some other values that are part of India's cultural heritage are: