Thathera, Hindu in India






Largest Religion

Main Language


A Pilgrimage

Source:  Create International      Download

Introduction / History

The Thathera are Hindus living in northern India. They manufacture metal household utensils. The Thathera say they are descended from the Haihay kings which was a very old Hindu dynasty.

The Thathera have clans that are Rajput. They are called Rajputs. In Uttar Pradesh most of them live in the regions of Lalitpur,Jalaun, Allahabad, Lucknow, Mirzapur, Banda and Kanpur. In Bihar they live in the regions of Patna, Nalanda, Begusarai, Bhagalpur, Gaya, Muzaffarpur, Mungur and Nawada. The Thathera in Bihar are in many different exogamous clans. This means marriage partners are chosen from clans other than their own.

What Are Their Lives Like?

The Thathera earn a living in metal work, the selling and repairing of utensils. Many of them are cultivators of land. In Bihar, many others are jewelers. They have a caste council to settle problems to do with such things as divorce and property.

In Rajasthan, the Thathera live in the regions of Jodhpur, Alwar, Jaiselmer, Jaipur, Ajmer, Bikaner, Udaipur and Ujjain. They speak Khari Boli with each other but speak Rajasthani with those who are not in their community.

In Haryana, the Thathera say they are Rajput. They moved from Rajasthan in the 1800s and came to live in Rewari at first. They then began manufacturing utensils. A few living in Jagadhari are supposed to have come from Pakistan. They have many clans. They are strongly endogamous. They do not own land and their main work now is in the making of utensils. Many are small traders selling utensils and other household products.

The main language of the Thathera is Hindi and Hinduism is the religion that they follow.


Profile Source:   Anonymous  

People Name General Thathera, Hindu
People Name in Country Thathera, Hindu
Population in India 327,000
World Population 328,000
Countries 2
Progress Scale 1.1
Least-Reached Yes
Indigenous Yes
Alternate Names Dokhra Kamar, Kansar, Kansor, Karmakar, Kasera, Kashera, Kesar, Kesura, Tambera, Tamera, Tamikar, Tamkar, Tamrakar, Tamrkar, Thantura, Thatari, Thater, Thatera, Thathari, Thathayar, Thathera, Thatheri, Thathiar, Thetri
Affinity Bloc South Asian Peoples
People Cluster Hindi
People Name General Thathera, Hindu
Ethnic Code CNN25c
People ID 18241
Country India
Region South Asia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
Persecution Rank 21  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States on file:  14  (up to 20 largest shown)
Bihar (97,000) Haryana (89,000) Uttar Pradesh (73,000) Odisha (24,000)
Madhya Pradesh (16,000) Jharkhand (11,000) West Bengal (8,800) Chhattisgarh (6,800)
Himachal Pradesh (900) Jammu and Kashmir (600) Uttarakhand (400) Delhi (200)
Rajasthan (70) Chandigarh (10)
Total States on file:  14  (up to 20 largest shown)
Bihar (97,000) Haryana (89,000)
Uttar Pradesh (73,000) Odisha (24,000)
Madhya Pradesh (16,000) Jharkhand (11,000)
West Bengal (8,800) Chhattisgarh (6,800)
Himachal Pradesh (900) Jammu and Kashmir (600)
Uttarakhand (400) Delhi (200)
Rajasthan (70) Chandigarh (10)
Languages & Dialects on file:  23  (up to 20 largest shown)
Hindi (199,000) Bhojpuri (35,000) Oriya (23,000) Haryanvi (15,000)
Maithili (13,000) Magahi (11,000) Bengali (9,800) Chhattisgarhi (5,300)
Panjabi, Eastern (4,500) Awadhi (3,600) Kanauji (1,800) Angika (1,500)
Dogri (300) Braj Bhasha (300) Bagheli (300) Pahari, Mahasu (200)
Kashmiri (200) Kangri (200) Garhwali (200) Bundeli (100)
Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Hindi 199,000 Bhojpuri 35,000
Oriya 23,000 Haryanvi 15,000
Maithili 13,000 Magahi 11,000
Bengali 9,800 Chhattisgarhi 5,300
Panjabi, Eastern 4,500 Awadhi 3,600
Kanauji 1,800 Angika 1,500
Dogri 300 Braj Bhasha 300
Bagheli 300 Pahari, Mahasu 200
Kashmiri 200 Kangri 200
Garhwali 200 Bundeli 100
For Primary Language: Hindi

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible Portions Yes   (1806-1962)
New Testament Yes   (1811-1998)
Complete Bible Yes   (1818-2000)
Audio Bible Online
Resource Format
Audio Bible teaching (GRN) Audio Recordings
Bible Visuals General
Bible: Hindi Holy Bible Text / Printed Matter
Bible: Hindi Holy Bible Text / Printed Matter
Bibles, Bible League Text / Printed Matter
Christ for the Nations Text / Printed Matter
EasyBibles Text / Printed Matter
EasyBibles Text / Printed Matter
Fathers Love Letter Film / Video
Following Jesus (India, JF Project) Film / Video
God's Story Video Film / Video
Gods Simple Plan General
Got Questions Ministry General
Hindi Bible Text / Printed Matter
Hindi Bible stories Audio Recordings
International Bible Society Text / Printed Matter
Jesus Film: view in Hindi Film / Video
Magdalena (Jesus Film Project) Film / Video
My Last Day (Jesus Film Project Anime) Film / Video
Online Bible (Bibles India) Text / Printed Matter
Primary Religion: Hinduism

Major Religion Percent
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.00 %)
0.00 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
100.00 %
0.00 %
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
0.00 %

Christian Segments Percent
0.0 %
0.0 %
0.0 %
Other Christian
0.0 %
0.0 %
Roman Catholic
0.0 %
Photo Source: Anonymous  
Map Source: Omid / Joshua Project / Global Mapping Intl  
Video Source: Create International
Profile Source: Anonymous  
Data Sources: Data is compiled from various sources. Read more

Copyright © 2015 Joshua Project.  A ministry of Frontier Ventures.