Bania, Kasaundhan in India

Population

505,000

Christian

Evangelical

0.00%

Largest Religion

Main Language

Progress


Introduction / History

Sarla swept the full skirt of her sari to the side as she passed the furnace where her family's metalworker formed lovely pots of copper, brass, and bell-metal. She emerged in the front of the store, stocked with metal vessels of every shape and size, some with hand-painted designs and some with intricate inlay, or fancy filigree. Sarla delighted in showing customers her family's designs that had been passed down through generations. Each container was priced to include a small sum for donations to a Hindu charity, and thus fulfill her vows to numerous Hindu gods.
Ranjeeni, Sarla's next door neighbor, heard the gospel and put her faith in Jesus while visiting Holland. Ranjeeni now offers Sarla Christian literature and invites her to a small home church. Because Ranjeeni is from a lower caste and Sarla's eyes are blinded to the gospel, Sarla never accepts the offers.


What are Their Beliefs?

This is the story of nearly one-half million Kasundhan souls, among whom there is not one single known believer. They are 100 percent Hindu.


Prayer Points

* Pray that the veil will be lifted from their spiritual eyes and the revelation of Jesus Christ will fall on them.
* Pray that the principalities and powers would be bound that stifle the gospel, and that God will call workers to this unharvested field. * Pray that salvation will sweep through Kasaundhan communities.

References

Some information from "The Scheduled Castes" K. S. Singh, ed. Oxford University Press, USA (1994)


Prayer Links
Global Prayer Digest: 2011-08-23
People Name General Bania, Kasaundhan
People Name in Country Bania, Kasaundhan
Population in India 505,000
World Population 514,000
Countries 3
Progress Scale 1.1
Least-Reached Yes
Unengaged or Unknown Yes
Indigenous Yes
Alternate Names
Affinity Bloc South Asian Peoples
People Cluster Rajasthan
People Name General Bania, Kasaundhan
Ethnic Code CNN25
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
Hindi (369,000) Bhojpuri (40,000) Marwari (17,000) Awadhi (12,000)
Bengali (9,800) Dhundari (9,400) Marathi (7,100) Shekhawati (5,200)
Assamese (3,000) Bundeli (2,800) Bagri (1,900) Kanauji (1,900)
Mewari (1,600) Chhattisgarhi (1,500) Merwari (1,300) Konkani (1,100)
Maithili (1,000) Haryanvi (600) Panjabi, Eastern (600) Dogri (500)
Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Hindi 369,000 Bhojpuri 40,000
Marwari 17,000 Awadhi 12,000
Bengali 9,800 Dhundari 9,400
Marathi 7,100 Shekhawati 5,200
Assamese 3,000 Bundeli 2,800
Bagri 1,900 Kanauji 1,900
Mewari 1,600 Chhattisgarhi 1,500
Merwari 1,300 Konkani 1,100
Maithili 1,000 Haryanvi 600
Panjabi, Eastern 600 Dogri 500
Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible Portions Yes   (1806-1962)
New Testament Yes   (1811-1998)
Complete Bible Yes   (1818-2000)
Audio Bible Online
Category 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
Printed Matter Christ for the Nations
Scripture Bibles, Bible League
Prayer Links
Global Prayer Digest: 2011-08-23

Major Religion Percent
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.00 %)
0.00 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
100.00 %
Islam
0.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
0.00 %
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Map Source: Omid / Joshua Project / Global Mapping Intl  
Profile Source: Global Prayer Digest / Keith Carey 
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