380 Words Essay on Corruption in India (free to read)


Corruption is not a new phenomenon in India. It has been prevalent in society since ancient times. History reveals that it was present even in the Mauryan period. Great scholar Kautilya mentions the pressure of forty types of corruption in his contemporary society. It was practised even in Mughal and Sultanate period. When the East India Company took control of the country, corruption reached new height. Corruption in India has become so common that people now are averse to thinking of public life with it.

Corruption has been defined variously by scholars. But the simple meaning of it is that corruption implies perversion of morality, integrity, character or duty out of mercenary motives, i.e. bribery, without any regard to honour, right and justice. In other words, undue favour for any one for some monetary or other gains is corruption. Simultaneously, depriving the genuinely deserving from their right or privilege is also a corrupt practice. Shrinking from one’s duty or dereliction of duty are also forms of corruption. Besides, thefts, wastage of public property constitute varieties of corruption. Dishonesty, exploitation, malpractices, scams and scandals are various manifestations of corruption.

Corruption is not a uniquely Indian phenomenon. It is witnessed all over the world in developing as well as developed countries. It has spread its tentacles in every sphere of life, namely business administration, politics, officialdom, and services. In fact, there is hardly any sector which can be characterised for not being infected with the vices of corruption. Corruption is rampant in every segment and every section of society, barring the social status attached to it. Nobody can be considered free from corruption from a high ranking officer.

To root out the evil of corruption from society, we need to make a comprehensive code of conduct for politicians, legislatures, bureaucrats, and such code should be strictly enforced. Judiciary should be given more independence and initiatives on issues related to corruption. Special courts should be set-up to take up such issues and speedy trial is to be promoted. Law and order machinery should be allowed to work without political interference. NGOs and media should come forward to create awareness against corruption in society and educate people to combat this evil. Only then we would be able to save our system from being collapsed.


53 Responses to 380 Words Essay on Corruption in India (free to read)

  1. vibhor August 24, 2011 at 7:32 pm #

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  2. arjun April 7, 2012 at 8:45 pm #

    True wordings from the writer starting from the beginning to end

  3. rajendra dhami April 17, 2012 at 4:31 pm #

    very rythmic

  4. rishabh April 26, 2012 at 8:56 pm #

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  5. satbir nyol lecturer June 19, 2012 at 6:05 pm #

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  6. reva mehta June 20, 2012 at 6:29 pm #

    wow very good essay, I salute to that man who wrote this beautiful essay.

    • kiran June 11, 2013 at 7:39 pm #

      wow what an essay. I have never seen a essay like this in my life.

  7. Mukesh June 20, 2012 at 6:44 pm #

    Wonderful essay! I Dream to Make India Corrupt Free…

  8. Bobby June 24, 2012 at 6:01 pm #

    Very nice essay

  9. Bobby June 24, 2012 at 6:04 pm #

    Can’t be India be Corrupt Free? I wish, It Could be…

  10. sahil July 11, 2012 at 5:52 pm #

    I salute to that man who wrote this

  11. navi July 11, 2012 at 5:55 pm #

    Incredible essay

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  13. karan August 26, 2012 at 1:24 pm #

    good essay like this….

  14. pawan singh bhati August 29, 2012 at 11:14 pm #

    good work , will certainly help the people to understand the problem of the hour

  15. Chirashree September 7, 2012 at 9:54 am #

    Nicely Presented, Fabulous essay

  16. akrs September 19, 2012 at 8:58 pm #

    you should avoid the monotonous flow and increase the length with points about controversial cases and preventive measures, otherwise good essay.

  17. jishnu October 2, 2012 at 11:11 am #

    good work……

  18. Priyanka October 19, 2012 at 5:27 pm #

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    • ammar October 29, 2012 at 11:37 am #

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  20. sus November 7, 2012 at 8:29 pm #

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  21. Alii November 15, 2012 at 11:43 am #

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  22. Ashutosh November 18, 2012 at 12:08 pm #

    very good essay

  23. uma November 25, 2012 at 6:33 pm #

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  24. shamma November 29, 2012 at 5:35 am #

    So wisely written, liked it very much

  25. jayashree venkatesan December 1, 2012 at 5:58 am #

    Nice essay

  26. Nanda gopal December 20, 2012 at 9:40 pm #

    very useful

  27. Selva December 26, 2012 at 11:01 am #


  28. DAR IMTIYAZ January 10, 2013 at 10:21 pm #

    Really a better than best essay. I m eagerly waiting to see the incredible India a corruption

    free state.

  29. Hemalatha January 31, 2013 at 10:05 pm #

    It is very good essay, use for every one. very nice..

  30. sahil puri(bright scholar) February 1, 2013 at 7:38 pm #

    Fabulous essay, my India corruption free. It will help in my declamation.

  31. tirupati February 2, 2013 at 11:37 am #

    Liked it…….

  32. Rajesh panda February 15, 2013 at 12:26 am #

    very good articulation has been put in this essay.

  33. nancy February 17, 2013 at 3:38 pm #

    corruption should be stop for India’s development

  34. ajinkya February 21, 2013 at 11:03 am #

    really a wise essay …..it covers all the topics in short

  35. Dikshant February 21, 2013 at 5:33 pm #

    a fab essay!!

  36. varun sharma February 26, 2013 at 2:12 pm #

    very good effort !!!! help me alot if asked in my board exams

  37. utkarsh March 1, 2013 at 7:31 am #

    effective essay

  38. Shreya Tripathi June 2, 2013 at 11:57 am #

    very good

  39. Shreya Tripathi June 2, 2013 at 11:59 am #

    bahut aacha

  40. yadhu krish June 3, 2013 at 6:51 pm #

    Congrats to the author! Really inspired me to do my part against corruption!

  41. sruthi June 9, 2013 at 10:28 pm #

    I loved this essay so much,I am class 10 student. I was given a project by school which required the topic about corruption. so I was just searching for it . I came to see this website its so good, every one who visit will surely love this one.

  42. hima bindhu June 12, 2013 at 12:54 pm #

    this is very easy to understand for everyone. I thankful to catch this topic

    • shiny June 15, 2013 at 3:12 pm #

      This is really a very good essay and very easy to understand. I was also given an project on the topic corruption by my school. I am studying X class.

  43. abhishek June 17, 2013 at 3:35 pm #

    nice assay

  44. Ankita June 21, 2013 at 4:52 pm #

    Aha. It helped me a lot. Thanks man! It’s awesome. 😉

  45. shobhit June 23, 2013 at 11:18 am #

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  46. gopal c modi June 27, 2013 at 4:32 pm #

    amazing essay essay

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