ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846
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Is Relative Size of Minority Population Linked to Underdevelopment?

West Bengal provides a good context to examine whether the relative size of a minority population is linked to underdevelopment. The association between the size of the Muslim population and deficiency in social and physical infrastructure remains consistent at all levels in the state. No matter what the scale or context, the relative size of the Muslim population is inversely associated with the availability of amenities, a pattern that defies theoretical expectations and calls for further investigation.

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