Muslim Indians in Modern Society

majority Pakistan, leaving about 35 million Muslims in Hindu majority India. This historical context has played a significant role in shaping the demographics and experiences of Muslim Indians today.
Population Distribution and Density

India’s Muslims are predominantly concentrated in certain states and regions. In 110 minority-concentrated districts, at least 20% of the population are Muslims, with Uttar Pradesh, West Bengal, and Bihar having the highest concentration. Furthermore, Muslims constitute the majority of the inhabitants in the

sole Indian state of Jammu and Kashmir and in a Union territory known as Lakshadweep.

The reasons behind such population distribution patterns are varied and multifaceted. Historical migrations, cultural ties, and economic opportunities have all contributed to shaping the population density and distribution of Muslim Indians. As such, understanding these patterns is crucial to comprehending the challenges and opportunities faced by Muslim Indians in various regions.
Growth Dynamics

The growth rate of the Muslim population in India has been a subject of debate and concern. Between 1951 and 2011, Muslims in India grew by 4.4 percentage points to 14.2% of the population. This growth rate has been comparatively higher than other religious populations in India.

Projections indicate that India’s Muslim population will comprise 19.4% of the country’s total population by 2100, an increase from the current 14.9%. The fertility rate among Indian Muslims has influenced this population growth, as Muslims have typically had

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