Religious Diversity in India

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The religious makeup of India is more Hindu, secondarily Islamic, more so in the North simply because of geography. There is, of course, a Jain population and a Parsi community that's also very large. There's also a relatively large Jewish community in India and also a Christian community. That has to do partially with the British rule being in India for so long and also in the - and this is a bit of a history lesson - but also in the 17th century and 18th century with Portuguese settlers in the West, in the Goa region. They also brought in a Catholic and Christian Influence.

An Indian national discusses religious diversity in India.