Childless Indian couples demand to know 'caste' of sperm donors (The Telegraph (UK))
"One of the Bihar's leading gynecologists told a local newspaper the demand from couples to know the caste of sperm donors was insistent. 'Name, address and contact details are kept anonymous, but people are insistent, almost fanatical about caste. We can't give it to them on paper, but we find we have to tell them,' said Dr Saurav Kumar, who owns the sperm bank, Frozen Cell, in Patna, Bihar."
Playing God in caste-crazy Bihar (Hindustan Times, April 6, 2009):
"'Neither features nor height nor even IQ concerned us as much,' says Anuradha Rai (36), an Internet marketing manager from the Bhumihar community. 'My husband felt if the sperm donor was from a different caste, the baby would not get the right genes.'
"It is a stunning statement of how even young, urban, educated Indians, their lives transformed by the emerging India, have been unable to unshackle themselves from the centuries-old caste consciousness despite their desperation to have a child."