. The world's inhabitants; or, Mankind, animals, and plants; being a popular account of the races and nations of mankind, past and present, and the animals and plants inhabiting the great continents and principal islands. f over fifty millions,whose political attitude is a most important factor in our Eastern dominion ;for by their religious faith they naturally feel hostility to Christianityand its professors, while the attitude of the latter has been for the mostpart equally hostile, not admitting the good features in the Moslem fiiith.It is not sufficiently remembered, moreover, that the ad

. The world's inhabitants; or, Mankind, animals, and plants; being a popular account of the races and nations of mankind, past and present, and the animals and plants inhabiting the great continents and principal islands. f over fifty millions,whose political attitude is a most important factor in our Eastern dominion ;for by their religious faith they naturally feel hostility to Christianityand its professors, while the attitude of the latter has been for the mostpart equally hostile, not admitting the good features in the Moslem fiiith.It is not sufficiently remembered, moreover, that the ad Stock Photo
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. The world's inhabitants; or, Mankind, animals, and plants; being a popular account of the races and nations of mankind, past and present, and the animals and plants inhabiting the great continents and principal islands. f over fifty millions, whose political attitude is a most important factor in our Eastern dominion ;for by their religious faith they naturally feel hostility to Christianityand its professors, while the attitude of the latter has been for the mostpart equally hostile, not admitting the good features in the Moslem fiiith.It is not sufficiently remembered, moreover, that the advent of the Britishhas practically expelled the Mahometans from the vast share theyMoslem f^merly possessed in the administration of Hindu as well as attitude to Mahometan States. It is asserted by Sir Richard Temple that tli6 Britisb the Mussulmans nowadays find themselves beaten by Hindus inthe open competition of mind with mind. Consequently there is amongstthem a considerable disgust at the results of British rule ; and this requirescontinual watchfulness on our part not to oftend their prejudices, nor to THE HINDUS. 3C9 do anything which might give them a pretext for. hoisting the standardof a relisrious war.. The Mahometans are most numerous in Bengal, the North-WesternProvinces, and the Punjab, although they are largely distributed all I 3IO THE INHABITANTS OF ASIA. over India, and include people of Arab, Persian, Scythian, Tartar, Mon-various ftf>l, Turk, and Afghan descent, with many converts from theMoslem races. ]{, ajputs, Jats, and pre-Aryan tribes. Many of these raceskeep distinct, religiously as well as racially ; but all are liable to be unitedunder the standard of Allah, The Moguls, or descendants of the lastconquering race, do not number a quarter of a million. The Afghans, known as Pathans, approach two millions. The Sayyids, who claimlineal descent from Mahomet, are over three-quarters of a m.illion ; whilethe Shaikhs, or those of Arab descent, number nearl

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