India’s big businesses are dominated by traditional merchant and trader castes
What do Adobe, Alphabet, IBM, Match Group (owned by Tinder), Microsoft, OnlyFans (a subscription service that content creators participate in at various stages of undressing), and Twitter CEOs have in common? All seven are of Indian origin. This is not surprising given the abundance of subcontinent talent that flows into Western companies. In recent years, Indians have obtained more than two-thirds of highly skilled American h1b visas. But these particular bosses have other things in common. They are all top caste Hindus. The four are Brahmin. Traditionally related to priesthood and scholarship, this summit of more than 25,000 subgroups of the Caste Pyramid accounts for only about 50 million of India’s 1.4 billion population. The other three CEOs traditionally come from castes related to transactions such as bookkeeping or “clerk” jobs. These groups make up a similarly narrow section of the keystone of the pyramid. 70% (Dalits, formerly known as Untouchables) and “Untouchables” fall into categories such as “backward” or “planned” castes, as opposed to 30% of Hindus classified by the government as “positive” castes. Planned Tribes “.
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