Population of India by Communities
|Communities||British India||Indian States and Agencies||Total|
|3. Scheduled Castes/1/||39,920,807||8.892,373||48,813,180|
|(i) Indian Christians||1,655,982||1,413,808||3,069,790|
/1/ This is a statutory designation given to the untouchables by the Government of India Act, 1935. NOTE: The figures for the Scheduled Castes both for British India and Indian States do not give the correct totals. The figures for Ajmer-Merwara in British India and for Gwalior State are not included in the totals. The Census Reports for 1940 fail to give these figures.