INDIA (the idea of progress): Can India become a superpower without giving up its traditions?

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1. Definition of progress: an evolution/an improvement

2. A developing country

2.1. in a process of rapid economic development

2.2. burgeoning economy

2.3. Key sectors: the leather industry, high tech, agriculture, textile,technology, chemicals, jewellery and gems

2.4. infant mortality declined in the last decades

2.5. overall poverty has declined

2.6. Life expectancy rose from 59 to 63

2.7. Literacy rates rose from 50% to 61

2.8. women have started fighting for their rights (Gulabi Gang)

2.9. Thanks to Slumdog Millionnaire, Dharavi has become more famous and attractive to tourists. It has its own economy.

2.10. government efforts to fight corruption and black money

3. The challenges India has to face

3.1. Traditions

3.1.1. The caste system

3.1.1.1. contradiction with a democracy

3.1.1.2. it excludes the Dalits (20% of the population)

3.1.2. A patriarchal society

3.1.2.1. High rates of domestic violence

3.1.2.2. High level of rapes

3.1.3. Child marriages / forced marriages

3.1.4. Female infanticide

3.1.5. The dowry system

3.2. Huge gap between rich and poor

3.3. Environmental problems

3.4. widespread corruption

3.5. Malnourishment

3.6. overpopulation

3.7. Slums

3.7.1. Dharavi

3.7.2. 15% of people live in slums

3.8. Bad access to sanitation

3.9. 35% of Indian people live with less than $1/day

3.10. Many laws aren't respected: sometimes traditions are stronger than the law

3.11. Child labour

4. Emblematic figures of the evolution of India

4.1. Sampat Pal Devi

4.2. Babar Ali

4.3. Rekha Kalindi

4.4. Pratibha Patil

4.5. Gandhi

4.6. Indra Nooyi, CEO of Pepsi

4.7. Rishi Rajani, successful businessman in textile

5. Laws aiming at social progress

5.1. The caste system was made illegal in 1950

5.2. The dowry system was made illegal in 1961

5.3. Selective abortion was made illegal in 1994

5.4. 2017: ban on 500 and 1,000 rupee notes