Introduction / History
In the state of Madya Pradesh in India, there are many tribal peoples that play a part in Indian culture. One of them is the Kharwar and most anthropologists agree they are one of the primitive tribes in India. The term Kharwar means grass and it has been said that they never destroy grass.
The Kharwar come from the family of Dravidians. Some Kharwar say they are from the Suryavanshi Rajputs.
There are features that distinguish a Kharmar tribe from others. They have a normal physique but are different in complexion. They tend to keep to themselves and are introverts. They are not influenced by modern society. (So Christians are going to have to win their trust here).
Unlike most tribes, the Kharwar do not have a language of their own. They are not well educated. (The need here to give the gospel message in oral form also).
The Kharwar also live in Delhi, and in the states of Uttar Pradesh, Gujarat, Bihar, Jharkhand, Maharashtra, Orissa, Rajasthan and West Bengal. The Indian government classes them as a Scheduled Tribe.
The surnames they use include Singh, Kharwar and Mandal. They speak in Hindi and they are mainly Hindu in religion.
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