Structure of the Essay:


You can start the introduction through following ways:

  • Start with a general introduction/anecdote/an example/a short story/a poem/a quote/a recent event or trend etc which can help in describing the need for self-reliance.
  • When the Parsis requested asylum, Jadi Rana motioned to a vessel of milk filled to the very brim to signify that his kingdom was already full and could not accept refugees. However, one of the Parsi priest added a pinch of sugar to the milk, thus indicating that they would not bring the vessel to overflowing and indeed make the lives of the citizens sweeter. Jadi Rana gave shelter to the emigrants and permitted them to practice their religion and traditions freely. In India society, diversity permeates all aspect of socio-cultural life, both temporally and spatially

Thesis Statement:

  • It is a transition statement between introduction and body of the essay.
  • In thesis statement, you should write outline of the body with your own arguments. You should prove these arguments in body of the essay with relevant examples.

Body of the essay:

  • Manifestation of India’s Socio-cultural diversity
    • Racial Diversity
    • Geographical Diversity
    • Caste Diversity
    • Language Diversity
    • Family Diversity
    • Food Habits, Dress Code, Music, Festivals
    • Political diversity
  • Debate on socio-culture diversity
    • Innate to human nature
    • Opening and broadening of mental horizon; Intellectual growth
    • Recourse to debates and discussion for solving disputes
    • Economic growth
    • Prudent and effective solution to modern day problems
    • Impetus to foreign policy
    • Development of Syncretic culture
    • Development of Syncretic culture
  • Unity in Diversity
    • Geographical Unity
    • Political Unity
    • Religious Unity
    • Cultural Unity


In-spite of the challenges posed by diversity, there can be no doubt on the role played by socio-cultural diversity in sustaining and developing Indian society. Problem is not of diversity per se, but the handling of diversity in India society. The problems of regionalism, communalism, ethnic conflicts etc. have arisen because the fruits of development haven’t been distributed equally or the cultures of some groups haven’t been accorded due recognition.

Legacy Editor Changed status to publish June 21, 2023