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THE PEOPLE: RELIGIONS

eastern part of the Central Plains where they constitute more than one-fifth of the population are indicated the map. In six districts, Lahore, Montgomery, in Gujranwala, Lyallpur, Hoshyarpur, and Ambala the proportion is between 10 and 20 p.c.

Fig. 37. Raghunath Temple, Jammu.

Growth and Decline in numbers.— There was a slight rise in the number of Muhammadans between 1901 and 1911. Their losses in the central districts, where the plague scourge has been heaviest, were counterbalanced by gains in the western tract, where its effect has been slight. On the other hand the decrease under Hindus