Tentacles of COVID-19 in India: Impact on Indian Economy, Society, Polity and Geopolitics

Verma, Shankey, Saharan, Akash, Polcumpally, Arun Teja and Biswas, Mitrajit (2020) Tentacles of COVID-19 in India: Impact on Indian Economy, Society, Polity and Geopolitics. Journal of Humanities and Social Sciences Studies, 2. pp. 54-61. ISSN 26637197

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This article explored the impact of COVID-19 on the Indian economy, society, polity and approach on geopolitics. In the wake of unprecedented pandemic, societies across the world faced never solved conundrum. Taking a proactive stand to contain the spread of virus, India announced nationwide lockdown for one day on March 22, 2020. It was subsequently extended till April 14, 2020. This affected multiple sectors of social life. It is pertinent to map the COVID-19 impact to draft future policies to fight against pandemics. After reviewing the challenges posed to various sectors it was inferred that in the economic sector, MSMEs were found to be the most vulnerable. Sociological impact was identified in cultures, traditions, and living spaces of migrants and destitute. Psychological impact was found to be distress, and fear factors. The current lockdown situation impacted Indian polity on its quasi-federal structure and the importance of centralized health care system within the latter. Finally, on geopolitical approach, COVID-19 might put a backlash on globalization and liberal approaches.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: Coronavirus | Indian society | MSMEs | Indian Polity | Geopolitics
Subjects: Social Sciences and humanities > Economics, Econometrics and Finance > Economics
Social Sciences and humanities > Social Sciences > Health (Social sciences)
Social Sciences and humanities > Social Sciences > Political Science
Social Sciences and humanities > Social Sciences > Public Policy
Social Sciences and humanities > Social Sciences > Sociology
JGU School/Centre: Jindal Global Business School
Jindal Institute of Behavioural Sciences
Jindal School of International Affairs
Depositing User: Arjun Dinesh
Date Deposited: 27 Mar 2022 13:46
Last Modified: 27 Mar 2022 16:04
Official URL: https://al-kindipublisher.com/index.php/jhsss/arti...
URI: https://pure.jgu.edu.in/id/eprint/1866


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