The Religion structure of the population of India

Ostović, Matija (2016) The Religion structure of the population of India. Bachelor's thesis, Faculty of Science > Department of Geography.

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Abstract

India is the second most populated country in the world with great hetetogeneity and a complex religious structure. Hinduists are the most numerous (79,8%), followed by Muslims (14,2%) and Christians (2,3%), Sikhs (1,7%), Buddhists (0,7%). Jains (0,4%) and other religions. India was under the British colonial power for several centuries, which had a great impact on the Indian society. India nowadays in undergoing transition into a modern society influenced by globalisation. Religious conflicts are still a great problem; religious minorities are not satisfied with their positions in the society. Hindu nationalists want to turn Indiay into exclusively hinduist country and have a significant number of followers. The current party in power India at this time is Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP). It cooperates with Hindu nationalists and to a great extent approves of their extremist excesses. The Caste system has had a weaker influence on the everyday life in India recently, but certain social norms related to castes are still noticable expecially towards the India's „Untouchables“.

Item Type: Thesis (Bachelor's thesis)
Keywords: India, religion, hinduism, caste, religious minorities
Supervisor: Stiperski, Zoran
Date: 2016
Number of Pages: 26
Subjects: NATURAL SCIENCES > Geography
Divisions: Faculty of Science > Department of Geography
Depositing User: dipl. bib. Ljljana Bajs
Date Deposited: 23 Sep 2016 09:49
Last Modified: 23 Sep 2016 09:49
URI: http://digre.pmf.unizg.hr/id/eprint/5069

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