is predominantly inhabited by Hindus. But Muslims, Jains, Sikhs and Christians
form a fair proportion of the population. The Hindus are divided into
numerous castes and sub-castes. The Muslims include the new-Muslims or
quasi-Hindus who observe both Hindu and Muslim customs and rituals. Of
the Jain sects, the Digambars are undivided but the Svetambars are divided
into two as idolaters and Sadhumargis including Terapanthis and Sthanakvasis.
The Sikhs have swelled in numbers in this region since partition. Christians
in Rajasthan are mostly concentrated in the big cities and include Roman
Catholics, Methodists, Anglicans and other Protestant denominations.