Chinese folks, why are you so curious about the Indian Caste System
I have been asked about my caste twice now by Chinese immigrants.
I’m really curious if the Indian caste system is taught in China and is it the “only” thing you learn about your neighbor?
It’s super rude to ask one’s caste. Indians don’t go about asking each other’s caste when they meet new Indian people.
Caste is a very complicated topic. It’s also very personal. Please stop doing that.
EDIT: I would like to be crystal clear that I’m not defending the caste system. Would you just casually ask an African American if they are descendants from salves? Would you casually ask a white person if their family was a slave owner? These are not ice-breaking topics