Baghban (Muslim traditions) in India


Population
17,000
Main Language
Largest Religion
Christian
Evangelical
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Introduction / History

Baghban means one who looks after the garden. The Baghban, sometimes called Bagvan are a gardening people who live in India, mainly in Uttar Pradesh and in Karnataka. In Uttar Pradesh many are greengrocers. They speak in Urdu and use Persian Arabic for writing. In Uttar Pradesh they speak Hindi and Awadhi. In Karnataka they can speak in Kannada and read and write in that too. Some of the Baghban also live in Bhusawal in Maharashtra.


What Are Their Lives Like?

In Uttar Pradesh the Baghban grow and sell vegetables. They make and sell confectionery too and some work for the government. In Karnataka they have their own businesses selling fruit and vegetables. There are doctors, teachers and engineers among them.

The Baghban eat all meat except pork because of their Muslim faith. They eat wheat and rice and dairy produce for example. They do not drink alcohol. They only accept food and water from higher Hindu castes. They have education for boys and girls and prefer modern medicine to that what is local. They do not do family planning. Daughters receive a lesser share of the property but in Karnataka they have equal shares with the sons. The oldest son becomes leader of the home by inheritance. The women as well as doing housework sell products at local markets. The Baghban have caste councils. They judge in such things as divorce, adultery and community issues.

The Baghban marry among themselves. Parents and elders do the arranging. Adult marriages and monogamy are usual. Divorce and marrying again is allowed.

The Baghban observe birth pollution for forty days after childbirth and a ceremony called Aqiqa is performed for the children when it ends. Boys are circumcised and puberty rites are done for girls. The dead are buried and a ceremony is performed on the fortieth day after the death of the person.


What Are Their Beliefs?

Most Baghban Muslims are Sunni Muslims. They worship Allah. They believe Muslim saints pray for them so they can have what they ask for. They have their main religious event in June at Dargah Sharif. The Baghban use the Koran as their authority and celebrate all festivals of Islam. They fast for forty days during Ramadan. The Baghbans living in Uttar Pradesh take part in the festival of Holi.

A Qazi or Maluvi priest performs all the rituals regarding births, marriages and deaths. The priests also teach children.


References

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Profile Source:   Anonymous  

People Name General Baghban (Muslim traditions)
People Name in Country Baghban (Muslim traditions)
Population in India 17,000
World Population 261,900
Total Countries 3
Indigenous Yes
Unreached Yes
Pioneer Workers Needed 1 to 2
Progress Scale 1
Alternate Names Bagban, Bagvan, बघहबान (मुस्लिम ट्रेडिशन्स)
People ID 16284
ROP3 Code 111409
Country India
Region South Asia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
Persecution Rank 15  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States on file 5
Largest States
Uttar Pradesh
(13,000)
Maharashtra
(1,900)
Karnataka
(1,700)
Telangana
(800)
Uttarakhand
(80)
Specialized Website South Asia Peoples
Country India
Region South Asia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
Persecution Rank 15  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States 5
  Uttar Pradesh (13,000)
  Maharashtra (1,900)
  Karnataka (1,700)
  Telangana (800)
  Uttarakhand (80)
Website South Asia Peoples

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Primary Language Urdu (16,000 speakers)
Language Code urd   Ethnologue Listing
Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 4
Secondary Languages
Bhojpuri
(800)
Kannada
(70)
Awadhi
(60)
People Groups Speaking Urdu
Primary Language Urdu (16,000 speakers)
Language Code urd   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 4
Secondary Languages
  Bhojpuri (800)
  Kannada (70)
  Awadhi (60)
People Groups Speaking Urdu

Primary Language:  Urdu

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible-Portions Yes   (1747-1894)
Bible-New Testament Yes   (1758-2000)
Bible-Complete Yes   (1843-1998)
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Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching (GRN)
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Audio Recordings Oral Bible
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Primary Religion: Islam
Major Religion Percent *
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.00 %)
0.00 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
0.00 %
Islam
100.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
0.00 %
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Religion Values * From India census data.  Current values may differ.


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