Impact of Television on Muslim Culture: Anantnag District in Question
Of the 300 families of Anantnag district that were put under lens, 40 % agreed that they have shed their traditional dress in lieu of western outfit. This is a clear case of deviation from traditional Muslim practice. Around 60 % acknowledged the usage of non-local language in their daily conversation. Religiosity has declined though people still rely on television for information on religious sermons and festivals.
There is an interesting trend of selective selection when it comes to the usage of alien cultural practices. People use discretion in accepting foreign cultures. Though the concept of glocalization is clearly visible wherein many aspects of alien cultures are molded to suit local practices, the process of assimilation is also simultaneously applicable. The detail impact of television on Muslim culture is discussed in full paper.