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Societies keep changing over time. Structures and processes of any society get new shape as time goes. Mindsets become inclusive to adopt new changes. We are in acceptance that we are living in a modern era and world is changing fast. But, in Indian context, we are still questioning whether Indian society has changed to the extent that it should be perceived that it has become modern, and whether traditional social structures like caste still matter in modern India. There have been immense changes in the life style, economy, production and politics in India, after the country got independence. Though the traditional structure of Indian society has not changed much and the role of the caste has widened and expanded from society to politics and governance.