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TABLE OF CONTENTS CHAPTER L PAGE The Country ....... 17-31 Situation and size of India, 17, 18 ; the four regions of which it is composed, 18 ; first region — the Himalayas, 18-21 ; Himalayan river system — Indus, Sutlej, Brahmaputra, Ganges and Jumna, 21, 22 ; second region — river plains of India, 22, 23; work done by the rivers — the Bengal Delta, 23-26 ; crops and scenery of the northern river plains, 26, 27; third region — the southern table-land, its scenery, rivers and products, 27-30; fourth region — Burma, 30, 31 ; materials for reference, 31. CHAPTER II. The People ....... 32-39 General survey of the people, 32, 33 ; population statistics in British and Native India, 33-35 ; density of population, 36 ; scarcity of large towns, 36 ; overcrowded and under-peopled Districts, 36, 37 ; distribution of the people, 37 ; nomadic system of husbandry, 37 ; rise in rents, 37, 38 ; abolition of serfdom, 38 ; four-fold divi- sion of the people, 38, 39 ; the two chief races of pre-historic India, 39 ; materials for reference, 39. CHAPTER III The non-Aryans ...... 40-51 The non- Aryans or ' Aborigines,' 40 ; as described in the Veda, 40, 41 ; the non-Aryans at the present day, 41, 42 ; the Andaman islanders, 42 ; hill tribes in Madras, 42, 43 ; in the Vindhya ranges, 43; in the Central Provinces, 44; leaf-wearing tribe in Orissa, 44 ; Himalayan tribes, 44, 45 ; the Santals of Lower Bengal, their ■system of government history, &c, 45-47; the Kandhs of Orissa,