How Big Tech Is Importing India’s Caste Legacy to Silicon Valley

Graduates from the Indian Institutes of Technology are highly sought after by employers. They can also bring problems from home.

Amit Jatav at home as he tried to continue his studies with his university, IIT Delhi, going online. Behind him is a portrait of B.R. Ambedkar, a Dalit thinker and activist who led the drafting of the Constitution of India and is responsible for the fight against caste discrimination in the country. Photo: Photographer: Anshika Varma for Bloomberg Businessweek

By Saritha Rai

On a sunny day in early 2017, Sundar Pichai, Alphabet Inc.’s chief executive officer, returned to his…