Fig. I.A Mahomedan male having a tuft of hair,
Parsi males wear a sacred thread (KasTiti) round the waist
sacZra (muslin kurta) on the body. Parsi women in addition tie a Mathdbanu
(white piece of cloth) on the head.
Indian Christian males usually wear pants and short coats and their
women put on skirts and cover their head with a chadar.
Race can also be determined from certain differences in the skeleton;
given below in a tabulated form : ^-
1. Skull. rounded.
1. Narrow and elongated.
2. Forehead. raised.
2. Small and compressed.
3. Face. small proportionately.
3. Large and flattened, malar
3. Malar bones and jaws projecting ; teeth set obliquely.
4. Upper extremities.
4. Long in proportion to bodyfr
forearms large in proportion to arms; hands smaljl
5. Lower extremities.
5. Legs large in proportion to
thighs; feet wide and ,&aV
heel-bones projecting blae&i-
Tl^e skull of an Indian is Caucasian with a few negroid characters-
fact must not be taken as evidence of any racial affinity, between Intiians
and the inhabitants of Africa. "
The Cephalic Index*The important test for determining race is
oep?fca||c iiwiex or index of fereadtJi, which is obtained by multiplying
maximum breadth of the sktdl measured transversely by 100 and divictiag tfc^
result $fey the greatest length measured from before backwards. SkuBs