Sutradhar, Hindu in India






Largest Religion

Main Language



Carpentry has been the traditional source of livelihood for this community. Remarriage of a female divorcee or widow is not permissible in some areas. All children inherit property equally. Their statutory council plans and implements welfare and development activities. The majority are followers of the Vaishnava sect of Hinduism, but some are Shakta. Vishwakarma is their patron deity and Lakshmi their family deity. Kali, Shani, etc. are village deities. Dakshineswar, Tarakeshwar, Puri, etc. are pilgrimage centers. A Brahman priest serves to perform birth, marriage and death rites, as well as worship.

Ministry Obstacles

Hinduism produces an environment of much spiritual darkness, making it difficult for the light of the Gospel to penetrate.

Outreach Ideas

Perhaps the youth of the Sutradhar community will discover the availability of the Jesus film, Gospel recordings and scripture on the Internet. Pray they will view and listen to these and will be given understanding.

Pray for the Followers of Christ

None of the Sutradhar community have identified themselves as Christians to the census of India. It's possible there are a few secret believers. However, it's not too early to pray for the many who will someday come to saving faith.

Pray for the Entire People Group

Pray for improving literacy rates for this community, especially for the youth, and also for the development of skills that will make people employable.

Profile Source:   Joshua Project  

People Name General Sutradhar, Hindu
People Name in Country Sutradhar, Hindu
Population in India 406,000
World Population 615,000
Countries 2
Progress Scale 1.1
Least-Reached Yes
Unengaged or Unknown Yes
Indigenous Yes
Alternate Names Alita, Chhutar, Chhutor, Kalita, Karanga, Karga, Kashyap, Koraga, Sutihar
Affinity Bloc South Asian Peoples
People Cluster Bengali
People Name General Sutradhar, Hindu
Ethnic Code CNN25b
Country India
Region South Asia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
Persecution Rank 28  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution rankinging, )
Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Bengali (317,000) Assamese (65,000) Hindi (19,000) Kurux (1,800)
Santhali (1,600) Mundari (1,400) Amri Karbi (1,100) Oriya (700)
Maithili (500) Andaman Creole Hindi (200) Kannada (20)
Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Bengali 317,000 Assamese 65,000
Hindi 19,000 Kurux 1,800
Santhali 1,600 Mundari 1,400
Amri Karbi 1,100 Oriya 700
Maithili 500 Andaman Creole Hindi 200
Kannada 20
Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible Portions Yes   (1800-1980)
New Testament Yes   (1801-1984)
Complete Bible Yes   (1809-2000)
Audio Bible Online
Category Resource
Audio Recordings Bengali Bible stories
Audio Recordings Global Recordings
Audio Recordings Online New Testament - Bangla Version (FCBH)
Audio Recordings Online New Testament - Mussolmani Version (FCBH)
Audio Recordings Online New Testament- Common Version (FCBH)
Audio Recordings Online scripture (Talking Bibles)
Audio Recordings Story of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video Bengali Language Film
Film / Video Following Jesus (India)
Film / Video General Ministry Resources
Film / Video God's Story Video
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Bengali
Film / Video Magdalena (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video My Last Day (Jesus Film Project Anime)
Film / Video Story of Jesus for Children (JF Project)
General Bible Visuals
General Four Spiritual Laws
General Gods Simple Plan
General Got Questions Ministry
Printed Matter Christ for the Nations

Major Religion Percent
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Christianity  (Evangelical 0.00 %)
0.00 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
100.00 %
0.00 %
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
0.00 %
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Map Source: Omid / Joshua Project / Global Mapping Intl  
Profile Source: Joshua Project  
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