India Diversity

I’m sure there are many people in the America that are unaware of the different populations of India. India is a culturally diverse, rich, and very old (if not one of the oldest) society is looking at the context of it’s cultural and religious makeup.
In, the Hindus take up 80.5 percent of the population as of 2001, Muslims a much lower 13.4 percent, Christians 2.3 percent, and Sikhs 1.9 percent. Buddhists, Jains, and all other make up about 2 percent total.
That’s a very broad spectrum considering many negative stereotypes of India from the West are that of Indian’s being only composed on Muslims and Hindus.
Granted these were taken in 2001 and times have changed, but those numbers would probably be very close to accurate and India has had one of the world’s largest concentrations of people for many years now.


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