Joint family recognized as a social institution from time immemorial. It is a large social group in which the father mother, their mature and immature children, their brother and parents live together.
In general ,a family is called a joint family where the members in a house taking food in a common cookery enjoy undivided landed property participate in a common worship and united in blood relationship.
The senior member of the family is known as” KARTA”. Joint family is mostly helpful in developing good qualities of the individual , “or I can say that joint family is the backbone of Hindu society”. It is a classical and unique form of family in India. It teaches us ….. “Love and Respect “ learn to love ,to earn respect is the key to have harmonious and never ending relationships . Mutual respect and love are biggest values a joint family can offer . It also teach honest shares in home Economy ,Each individuals Equal Recognition ,Difference in Opinions.
But in case of Nuclear Family “Fewer the member lesser the problems”. But this type of Family only gives us “Loneliness and depression” .We can not share our “joys and grieves “with one another. Development of children is usually more dependants on outsiders for example schools, crèche, maid as parents are not capable of coping up with the educational and recreational demands of the children, along with the burden of their own occupation. In a joint family, the scene may be the different because of a greater number of members. One of our strengths is our joint family system. In this system a problem is no problem. In a nuclear family a problem can destroy a family. We have a number of religions. I find that religions are like orchards, but they need to be linked. Every religion preaches compassion and love. If we can transform religion into a spiritual force then we have arrived. In many circumstances, only nuclear families are the ones which get an edge. I however, feel that the separation of joint-families, which are one of the cultural heritages of India, can be avoided if all the issues are tackled with healthy and proper communication among the family members. Most important of all, money must never be allowed to be the cause of all the mess.