Far North In India; A Survey Of The Mission Field And Work Of The United Presbyterian Church In The…

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byWilliam B. Anderson

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1909. Excerpt: ... THE RELIGIONS THE religions represented in the Punjab in the order of the number of their adherents, are as follows: Moslems, _ ", Hindus, Sikhs, Christians, Jains, Buddhists, the Punjab and Parsees. The three last named are so few in numbers in the Punjab, that in a casual dealing with the religions of the Province, they may be omitted from the discussion. The Jains are really a reformed, or deformed, sect of Hindus, or, as some say, of the Buddhists. Strange to say, that while the Buddhists once dominated the country and controlled the religion of the State, and no doubt claimed as adherents most of the population, they have now almost disappeared from the Province, and indeed from India proper. The Parsees are a remnant of Zoroastrians driven from Persia in the seventh century by Mohammedan persecution. They are called the Jews of India. They are its great merchants and traders. They reside prin Religion of cipally in Bombay, and those found in the Punjab are there for purposes of commerce only. Religion of Ancient Aborigines Almost nothing is known of the religion of the aborigines of India, except what may be... cathered from hostile references in the Vedas, Aborigine ,,,' and what remnants of it can be found among the aboriginal tribes still living in India. So far as can be recognized, their religion seema to have been animism, a kind of demon worship, which peoples all things,--mountains, streams, trees, rocks,--with demons. It is really pure demon worship. There are only traces of pure animism in the religion of the aboriginal races of the Punjab to-day, for their religious thought and worship have been almost entirely Hinduized. Hinduism While the Mohammedans in the Punjab somewhat outnumber the Hindus, the Hindus antedate the Mohammedans ...

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1909. Excerpt: ... THE RELIGIONS THE religions represented in the Punjab in the order of the number of their adherents, are as follows: Moslems, ...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:42 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.09 inPublished:January 18, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217211534

ISBN - 13:9780217211536

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