With Google CEO Sundar Pichai firing James Damore for his intolerable stereotypical white male bigotry, I’ve been recently interested in a topic not much discussed in the U.S.: Indian caste … uh … preference.
At a reader’s suggestion, here’s is a screenshot of the Quick Search page from SimplyMarry.com, a spouse finder site for Non-Resident Indians.
It’s really quite simple to use.
You just pick whether you are Looking For a bride or a groom.
Then select a desired Age range.
Pick a Religion.
Select a Mother Tongue.
And then, to wrap it up, pick a Caste.
What could be simpler?
Granted, you are offered several hundred Castes to choose among.
The screenshot here of the mostly alphabetical list only goes down to the middle of the Bs — “Brahmin – Dixit” — so there are far more choices than I could display on my screen at once.
The complete Caste list is maybe five times longer than what you can see here.
India is complicated.
By the way, when I looked up, at random, Dixit, I found that Wikipedia spells it differently:
Dikshit (also spelled as Dixit or Dikshitar) (pronounced “deek-shitt”) (/ˈdikʃɪt/) (Hindi: दीक्षित), is a Hindu family name. The word is an adjective form of the Sanskrit word diksha, meaning provider of knowledge. Dikshita in Sanskrit derives itself as a person involved in scientific studies, and literally translates as “one who has received initiation or one who is initiated”. The surname is usually associated with high class Hindu Brahmins and punjabi high class jatts in India, especially in North India. …
They are the wittiest brahmin’s ever created by Lord Brahma, Apart from having knowledge more than ocean’s water,they were class warriors.
P.S.: Commenter Dot Not Feather writes:
Not quite the same but fun fact: during the Mughal era (maybe still now?) there were several different Hindu and Muslim eunuch groups who were as endogamous as could be given the circumstances. The current LGBTUnicode hair-splitting sounds like something Indian mothers could get behind.