Dusadh (Hindu traditions) in Bangladesh


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Introduction / History

The Dusadh claim that a prince, Dushasan, is their forbearer. In 1857, both Hindus and Muslims were revolting against England's East India Company, but the British managed to raise an army partly from the Dosadh people, and they prevailed. This led to the British crown holding far more power in South Asia than ever before.
The Dusadh people are primarily in Bihar, but also in Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, West Bengal, and Odisha. There is a small number of them in Bangladesh and Nepal.


What Are Their Lives Like?

The Dusadh are often employed as village watchmen and messengers Their primary vocation is seeking alms while singing Kapila Mangal and Sitala Mangal songs. Some work in agriculture.


What Are Their Beliefs?

They worship many Hindu gods and goddesses: Garaya, Baghat, Garam Gossain, Kudra, Barpahar, Manasa, Satbahni, Shiva, Durga, Lakshmi, Sitala and others.


What Are Their Needs?

Christian workers need to note the extreme poverty of the Dosadh community in Bangladesh, and not neglect their material and physical needs. Outreach Ideas Christians need to serve these people by helping improve their living conditions. First they need to establish friendships based on trust.


Prayer Points

Pray for an improved standard of living in Bangladesh.
Pray the Dosadh will have good schools available for their children and desire to send their children to school.
Pray for spiritual hunger and discernment among Dusadh leaders.
Pray for Dosadh disciples who will make more disciples.


Scripture Prayers for the Dusadh (Hindu traditions) in Bangladesh.


Profile Source:   Joshua Project  

People Name General Dusadh (Hindu traditions)
People Name in Country Dusadh (Hindu traditions)
Pronunciation doo-SAHT
Alternate Names Darhi; Dharhi; Dhari; Dosadh; Dosadha; Dusad; Dusadh; Gahlot Rajput; Pasi; Paswan; Paswan Pasi; Paswanpasi; डोसाध (हिंदू ट्रेडिशन्स)
Population this Country 8,800
Population all Countries 6,965,000
Total Countries 3
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group Yes
Pioneer Workers Needed 1
People ID 16742
ROP3 Code 111988
ROP25 Code 302182
ROP25 Name Dosadh / Dusadh
Country Bangladesh
Region Asia, South
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 26  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States on file 6
Largest States
Rangpur
5,700
Dhaka
4,500
Rajshahi
2,600
Khulna
900
Chittagong
600
Barisal
400
Country Bangladesh
Region Asia, South
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 26  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States 6
  Rangpur 5,700
  Dhaka 4,500
  Rajshahi 2,600
  Khulna 900
  Chittagong 600
  Barisal 400
Website South Asia Peoples
Primary Religion: Hinduism
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 %
* From latest Bangladesh census data.
Current Christian values may substantially differ.
Primary Language Bengali (14,000 speakers)
Language Code ben   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 3
Secondary Languages
Chittagonian
100
Sylheti
100
Primary Language Bengali (14,000 speakers)
Language Code ben   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 3
Secondary Languages
  Chittagonian 100
  Sylheti 100
People Groups Speaking Bengali

Primary Language:  Bengali

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible-Portions Yes  (1800-1980)
Bible-New Testament Yes  (1801-1984)
Bible-Complete Yes  (1809-2022)
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