Ramdasia, Sikh in Bangladesh



Population

260

Christian

Evangelical

0.00%

Largest Religion

Main Language

Progress


The Sikhs

Source Asia Harvest                                                Download

Introduction / History

The aroma of cardamom, cinnamon, and cloves wafted through the air at the small chai house where Edmund and Charan met. Edmund, a visiting student from England, looked puzzled when he asked Charan about equality and Sikhism. "I know that you are from the Ramdasia caste of weavers. Yet you have a huge and successful textile business! How did the Ramdasia Sikhs move from their menial jobs as weavers to being so successful in business?"

Charan explained, "In the middle 1800s our Sikh society was starting to decay. Old Hindu caste practices were starting to take over. Then in 1873, Guru Singh Sabha started a movement to turn Sikhism back to its spiritual roots. He taught us to get back to understanding that we are all equal, despite the Hindu-imposed caste system. Many Ramdasia Sikhs began to drop their traditional weaving jobs and started to advance in other areas such as agriculture, industry, business, education, science, and the military. I'm certainly one who benefited from that change. To be sure that our society does not go back into old ways, we have strong accountability for our people. We have gatherings to discuss not only spiritual manners, but actions needed to maintain equality and brotherhood among our people."


Prayer Points

Pray that the Ramdasia Sikhs will hear God's Word, accept it, and enter the Kingdom of God, knowing that He created us to be equal in His eyes.


People Name General Ramdasia, Sikh
People Name in Country Ramdasia, Sikh
Population in Bangladesh 300
World Population 541,000
Countries 2
Progress Scale 1.1
Least-Reached Yes
Unengaged or Unknown Yes
Indigenous Yes
Alternate Names
Affinity Bloc South Asian Peoples
People Cluster Punjabi
People Name General Ramdasia, Sikh
Ethnic Code CNN25n
People ID 17938
Country Bangladesh
Region South Asia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
Persecution Rank 48  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States on file:  5  (up to 20 largest shown)
Dhaka (100) Chittagong (70) Khulna (20) Sylhet (10)
Rajshahi (0)
Total States on file:  5  (up to 20 largest shown)
Dhaka (100) Chittagong (70)
Khulna (20) Sylhet (10)
Rajshahi (0)
Languages & Dialects on file:  2  (up to 20 largest shown)
Panjabi, Western (200) Bengali
Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Panjabi, Western 200 Bengali 10
Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible Portions Yes   (1885-1922)
New Testament Yes   (1819-2000)
Complete Bible No
Format Resource
Audio Recordings Fathers Love Letter
Audio Recordings Global Recordings
Audio Recordings Online Scripture / Bible
Audio Recordings Punjabi Bible stories
Audio Recordings Story of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Panjabi, Western
General Four Spiritual Laws
General Got Questions Ministry
Text / Printed Matter Bible-in-Your-Language
Text / Printed Matter Bibles, Bible League
Text / Printed Matter EasyBibles
Text / Printed Matter EasyBibles

Major Religion Percent
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.00 %)
0.00 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
0.00 %
Islam
0.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
100.00 %
Unknown
0.00 %
Photo Source: Isudas   Copyrighted ©   Used with permission
Map Source: Omid / Joshua Project / Global Mapping Intl  
Video Source: Asia Harvest
Profile Source: Global Prayer Digest / Keith Carey 
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