Is globalization going to globalize castes?

To the non-Indian readers, here is a brief introduction to castes.

Industrialization of India has [luckily] caused significant erosion of caste.

I am afraid that globalization of commerce is reintroducing caste.

  • USA is all about research and war (Brahmins and Kshatriyas)
  • Europe is all about finance (Vaishyas)
  • China is all about manufacturing (Artisans)
  • India is all about service (Shudras)
  • Middle-East, Australia, South Africa, Brazil and Russia are all about minerals and/or oil (Vaishyas)

Add visa rules and the fact that people don’t like to marry across race/nationality/religion.

Are we going to globalize castes soon?



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