Are there stereotypes based on caste?
Is there job discrimination based on caste? Do people with low-caste names have a harder time getting jobs than an equally qualified person with a high-caste name would, the way people with stereotypically black first names have problems getting jobs in the US? Is it legal to discriminate on the basis of caste when hiring or firing?
Is this common?
Is there reverse prejudice, where a member of a high caste is considered “too good” for certain jobs, or does that prejudice work on socioeconomic lines the way it does in the US (wealthy parents getting upset that their child is interested in a low-status job)?
Do neighborhoods tend to be well-mixed in terms of caste, or do people of a caste tend to live together, the way there are ethnic neighborhoods in the US? Is there (or did there used to be) housing discrimination against people of certain castes, the way there used to be housing discrimination against blacks and Jews in the US? Is it legal or socially acceptable to refuse to sell or rent a house to someone because of their caste?
Are there different religious obligations for people of different castes? Are there religious ceremonies that are open only to people of a certain caste?
Is marrying within your gotra becoming more acceptable as intercaste marriage does, or is that still taboo?