If there is a word to adequately describe India to a newcomer from the USA or any other Western country seeing this place for the first time, it is the word: chaos.
The Western mind cannot quickly comprehend the culture, mindset and systems of Caste and Hinduism that govern this land. To our eyes it is nothing but chaos. Not even organized chaos at that. Organized chaos would be an improvement. What exists here to our eyes is a culture and system that makes absolutely no sense, is totally medieval, backwards and extortive in many of its caste practices.
There is no regard to cleanliness. Garbage and filth cover the landscape no matter where you look. The misery of everyday life is worn hard on the faces of many you pass on these dust-covered roads. Life is cheap and easily dismissed and disregarded if it is advantageous to a higher…
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