Thathera, Hindu in India






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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 Uttarh 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.


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People Name General Thathera, Hindu
People Name in Country Thathera, Hindu
Population in India 311,000
World Population 312,000
Countries 3
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 28  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States on file:  14  (up to 20 largest shown)
Bihar (95,000) Haryana (88,000) Uttar Pradesh (72,000) Odisha (23,000)
Madhya Pradesh (16,000) Jharkhand (11,000) West Bengal (8,700) Chhattisgarh (5,600)
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 (95,000) Haryana (88,000)
Uttar Pradesh (72,000) Odisha (23,000)
Madhya Pradesh (16,000) Jharkhand (11,000)
West Bengal (8,700) Chhattisgarh (5,600)
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) Panjabi, Eastern (4,500)
Chhattisgarhi (4,400) 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 Panjabi, Eastern 4,500
Chhattisgarhi 4,400 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
Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible Portions Yes   (1806-1962)
New Testament Yes   (1811-1998)
Complete Bible Yes   (1818-2000)
Audio Bible Online
Format Resource
Audio Recordings Global Recordings
Audio Recordings Hindi Bible stories
Audio Recordings Online New Testament (FCBH)
Audio Recordings Online Scripture (Talking Bibles)
Audio Recordings Story of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video Fathers Love Letter
Film / Video Following Jesus (India)
Film / Video God's Story Video
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Hindi
Film / Video Magdalena (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video My Last Day (Jesus Film Project Anime)
Film / Video Story of Jesus for Children (JF Project)
Film / Video The Hope Video
General Bible Visuals
General Gods Simple Plan
General Got Questions Ministry
General Ravi Zacharias
General Yeshu Samaj
Text / Printed Matter Bible: Hindi Holy Bible
Text / Printed Matter Bible: Hindi Holy Bible

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