Bania, Khatri in Bangladesh

Population

5,020

Christian

0.00%

Evangelical

0.00%

Largest Religion

Main Language

Progress


Profile Source: Global Prayer Digest / Keith Carey


Introduction / History

"Kehar Choudhary for City Council" the placard read. Dhir posted them around the city for his father. It was a common chore for him, as many in Dhir's family were government administrators, landlords, businessmen, and military officials. High government posts and administrative positions are in the Khatri blood. For many centuries the Khatri class has been a Hindu military order who, as rulers, have been tasked with protecting Hindu Dharma. Dharma is considered to be natural moral law and includes things like caste law and religious obligations. At present the Khatris have continued to rule in the government, but have also expanded into merchant occupations.
History has been cruel to many Khatri families; when Pakistan broke away from India at the time of partition, Khatris were forced to abandon ancient family lands and flee to India. Today they are scattered throughout India. They are one of India's most educated groups and are known for their wealth, influence, and charity.


Prayer Points

* Pray for the privileged Khatri people who do not know how much they need the Savior. While educated in many things, the truth of spiritual matters remain absent from their knowledge.
* Pray that Christian workers will penetrate the wall of rejection they face when presenting the gospel.
* Pray that Jesus will reveal Himself to the Khatri, and that many will give their hearts to Jesus Christ as Lord and Saviour

References

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



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Country Bangladesh
Continent Asia
Region South Asia
10/40 Window Yes
Location in Country
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People Name General Bania, Khatri
People Name in Country Bania, Khatri
ROP3 Code 115157
Joshua Project People ID 19705
Indigenous Yes
Population in Bangladesh 5,020
Least-Reached Yes
Alternate Names for People Group
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Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Bengali 4,080 Hindi 580
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Affinity Bloc South Asian Peoples
People Cluster Rajasthan
People Name General Bania, Khatri
Ethnic Code CNN25
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Largest Religion Hinduism
Buddhism
0.00%
Christianity
0.00%    ( Evangelical  0.00% )
Ethnic Religions
0.00%
Hinduism
100.00%
Islam
0.00%
Non-Religious
0.00%
Other / Small
0.00%
Unknown
0.00%
Christian Segments
Anglican
0.00%
Independent
0.00%
Protestant
0.00%
Orthodox
0.00%
Other Christian
0.00%
Roman Catholic
0.00%
Map Source: Omid / Joshua Project / Global Mapping Intl
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