The idea of a large, close-knit family has been a part of the Indian social structure for centuries. Even today, many people are as close with grandparents and distant cousins as they are with their parents and siblings. In eras past, the joint family was a common one, with aunts, uncles, parents, and in-laws all living under one roof. But as times changed, so did the fundamental concept of family — ushering in the age of the nuclear family. But this didn’t completely destroy the joint family; rather, the concept adapted to this new era.
Read more >>