Is there a sense in which South Asians, with their obsession with caste, value diversity for the sake of diversity more than do Europeans?
There’s a sense in which “Man is born free and everywhere he is in chains,” “All men are created equal” or “Workers of the world, unite!” are extremely European ideas.
Down through history, granted, most Europeans would have disagreed.
Still … the trajectory of European political thought would seem to be toward the abstract and away from the particular.
Europeans seem philosophically uncomfortable with the idea of human biodiversity, while Indians kind of like it the way most dog lovers like the existence of a vast diversity of dog breeds.