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4% of the population, with the majority of Jains living in Gujarat and Mumbai. Parsis, adherents of Zoroastrianism, number between roughly 75,000 and 80,000 – a mere drop in the ocean of India’s billion-plus population. Historically, Parsis settled in Gujarat and became farmers, however, during British rule they moved into commerce, forming a prosperous community in Mumbai – see the boxed text, p781. There are believed to be fewer than 8000 Jews left in India, most living in Mumbai and parts of South India.
22 million, with Delhi and Chennai (Madras) third and fourth respectively. Despite India’s many urban centres, the nation is still overwhelmingly rural, with an estimated 75% of the population living in the countryside. India has one of the world’s largest diasporas – more than 25 million people in 130 countries – who pumped US$23 billion into India’s economy in 2005 alone. com A SOFTWARE SUPERPOWER India’s burgeoning information technology (IT) industry, born in the boom years of the 1990s and founded on India’s highly skilled middle class and abundance of relatively inexpensive labour, has made India a major player in the world of technology.
Com THE KASHMIR CONFLICT Kashmir is the most enduring symbol of the turbulent partition of India. In the lead up to Independence, the delicate task of drawing the India–Pakistan border was complicated by the fact that the ‘princely states’ in British India were nominally independent. As part of the settlement process, local rulers were asked which country they wished to belong to. Kashmir was a predominantly Muslim state with a Hindu maharaja, Hari Singh, who tried to delay his decision. A ragtag Pashtun (Pakistani) army crossed the border, intent on racing to Srinagar and annexing Kashmir for Pakistan.