Minorities in China and India

Chapter

Abstract

This chapter reviews demographic and other situation of ethnic and religious minorities in China and India. Demographic trends of minorities in China and India in the inter-census periods as well as population changes among specific ethnic minorities are presented. Affirmative action through preferential policies for minorities in the two countries are critically examined, showing that these policies have benefited the minorities in both countries.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.CommugnySwitzerland
  2. 2.University of ReadingReadingUK

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