Namasudra, Hindu in India

Population

4,899,000

Christian

0.09%

Evangelical

0.00%

Largest Religion

Main Language

Progress


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Introduction / History

As documented in British India Gazetteers and surveys and hearsay they are like many population groups of Bengal who were made outcast during the Sen Dynasty due to their defying nature and hunted to southern swamps till the Europeans came and they started migrating to the middle part of Bengal. The caste apartheid which ostracized them also to some extent protected them from mixing. However nowadays they are more or less accepted particularly among uprooted Bengali Hindu settlements.


Where are they Located?

They are found all over West Bengal, North East Indian States and to some extent all over India. But very few are found in Andhra Pradesh and Tamil Naru and in Bangladesh.


What are Their Lives Like?

Their cultural life is very much like an average Bengali. They are hard-working, very lively, enthusiastic and conscious of their own identity. They were also very honest but after the division of India there has been great deterioration. Their economic condition is very bad. Average literacy is observed among them. The number of people with higher education has not been high. They are engaged in all kinds of professions but those living in villages are engaged in agriculture. A very small number of their population is doing government and private jobs.


What are Their Beliefs?

They believe in traditional Hinduism. But their community reformation started with one religious leader who believed in Monist Hinduism. His Name is Sri Sri Harichand Thakur. His son Guruchand and other descendants took charge of his unfinished work and now have become like a Holy Family of The Community.


What are Their Needs?

Their basic need is for economic restoration and socio-political rehabilitation. After the division of British India this community has mainly become uprooted refugees. A large section of this community is living below poverty line lacking all kinds of infrastructural facilities. They need economic boosting, jobs, better accommodations and better social acceptance.




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Country India
Continent Asia
Region South Asia
10/40 Window Yes
Location in Country
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People Name General Namasudra, Hindu
People Name in Country Namasudra, Hindu
ROP3 Code 113215
Joshua Project People ID 17756
Indigenous Yes
Population in India 4,899,000
Least-Reached Yes
Alternate Names for People Group Khanda-Khatriya, Nama, Namassej, Namassut, Namo, Verhudti,
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Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Bengali 3,963,746 Assamese 566,090 Hindi 201,140 Oriya 119,625
Kurux 52,560 Maithili 30,970 Sadri 30,825 Mundari 16,695
Santhali 11,215 Amri Karbi 9,410 Pengo 8,280 Kui 5,055
Kuvi 1,380 Bhatri 1,350 Andaman Creole Hindi 1,200 Malayalam: Nagari-malayalam 1,160
Bhojpuri 420 Bodo Parja 350 Surjapuri 60 Kharia 20
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Affinity Bloc South Asian Peoples
People Cluster Bengali
People Name General Namasudra, Hindu
Ethnic Code CNN25b
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Largest Religion Hinduism
Buddhism
0.00%
Christianity
0.09%    ( Evangelical  0.00% )
Ethnic Religions
0.00%
Hinduism
99.91%
Islam
0.00%
Non-Religious
0.00%
Other / Small
0.00%
Unknown
0.00%
Christian Segments
Anglican
0.00%
Independent
0.00%
Protestant
0.00%
Orthodox
0.00%
Other Christian
0.00%
Roman Catholic
0.00%
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