Kasar (Hindu traditions) in India


Population
730,000
Christian
Evangelical
Largest Religion
Main Language
Progress
Progress Gauge

Introduction / History

In West Bengal in India the Kansari speak, read and write in Bengali. They are not vegetarians and eat rice. They believe in monogamy. Marriage is arranged by discussion. Divorce is discouraged. The oldest son becomes in charge of the home on the death of the father. They have birth and marriage rituals. The dead are cremated. Bell metal work is the traditional work but many now work in agriculture. A regional association looks after them. They are Hindus and are educated.

In Orissa, the Kansari make images of Hindu gods. They speak, read and write in Oriya. They have a caste council to look after them.

In Gujarat, the Kansari work in making metal utensils. They are vegetarians and speak Gujarati.

In Maharashtra, the Kansari speak Gujarati, read and write in Devanagari. They are vegetarians.

In Madhya Pradesh divorce is allowed among them. They speak Hindi, read and write in Devanagari and are vegetarians.

In Goa, the Kansari are not vegetarians and they work in business and service. They speak Marathi and read and write in Devanagari.

In Bihar, they make utensils and speak Magahi and Hindi. They read and write in Devanagari.


Prayer Points

* Pray that Kansari Association and Council leaders will come to Jesus Christ and lead others to Him.
* Pray that gospel materials will lead the Kansari to salvation.


References

Singh, K. S., ed. "India's Communities A-Z", Oxford University Press, USA 1999


Profile Source:   Anonymous  

People Name General Kasar (Hindu traditions)
People Name in Country Kasar (Hindu traditions)
Population in India 730,000
World Population 736,900
Total Countries 2
Indigenous Yes
Least-Reached Yes
Progress Scale 1
GSEC 2  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Alternate Names Achari, Balagara, Balegara, Bogam, Bogar, Bogara Jaen, Bogara Jain, Jamera, Kanchara, Kanchari, Kanchera, Kanchigar, Kanchori, Kanchugar, Kanchugara, Kancugara, Kangsbanik, Kanisan, Kansai, Kansar, Kansara, Kansari, Kanskar, Kasera, Katansar, Katesan, Katesar, Kesara Jain, Musaplu, Musarlu, Otkar, Pattamkatti, Tamar, Tambat, Tambatkar, Tamer, Tamera, Tamrakar, Tamraokar, Thathera, Thetra, Tinda, Twasta Kasar, कसर (हिंदू ट्रेडिशन्स)
People ID 17110
Country India
Region South Asia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
Persecution Rank 17  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States on file: 19
Largest States
Maharashtra (162,000) Telangana (101,000) Odisha (98,000)
West Bengal (92,000) Bihar (87,000) Karnataka (86,000)
Gujarat (35,000) Madhya Pradesh (30,000) Chhattisgarh (20,000)
Jharkhand (11,000) Tamil Nadu (3,700) Uttar Pradesh (2,000)
Andhra Pradesh (1,000) Goa (400) Dadra and Nagar Have (300)
Andaman and Nicobar (200) Delhi (200) Kerala (200)
Daman and Diu (200)
Country India
Region South Asia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
Persecution Rank 17  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States on file: 19
Maharashtra (162,000) Telangana (101,000)
Odisha (98,000) West Bengal (92,000)
Bihar (87,000) Karnataka (86,000)
Gujarat (35,000) Madhya Pradesh (30,000)
Chhattisgarh (20,000) Jharkhand (11,000)
Tamil Nadu (3,700) Uttar Pradesh (2,000)
Andhra Pradesh (1,000) Goa (400)
Dadra and Nagar Have (300) Andaman and Nicobar (200)
Delhi (200) Kerala (200)
Daman and Diu (200)
Primary Language: Marathi (116,000 speakers)   People group listing
Language Code: mar   Ethnologue Listing
Written: Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages: 24
Secondary Languages:
(only 20 largest shown)
Hindi (105,000) Kannada (100,000) Telugu (98,000)
Oriya (87,000) Bengali (80,000) Gujarati (37,000)
Bhojpuri (31,000) Chhattisgarhi (16,000) Magahi (13,000)
Ahirani (3,800) Konkani (3,200) Maithili (2,900)
Khandesi (2,500) Malvi (1,000) Konkani, Goan (800)
Tamil (800) Nimadi (600) Santhali (600)
Kui (500) Bhatri (60)
Primary Language: Marathi (116,000 speakers)   People group listing
Language Code: mar   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages: 24
Secondary Languages: (only 20 largest shown)
Hindi (105,000) Kannada (100,000)
Telugu (98,000) Oriya (87,000)
Bengali (80,000) Gujarati (37,000)
Bhojpuri (31,000) Chhattisgarhi (16,000)
Magahi (13,000) Ahirani (3,800)
Konkani (3,200) Maithili (2,900)
Khandesi (2,500) Malvi (1,000)
Konkani, Goan (800) Tamil (800)
Nimadi (600) Santhali (600)
Kui (500) Bhatri (60)
Primary Language: Marathi

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible Portions Yes   (1807-1957)
New Testament Yes   (1811-1982)
Complete Bible Yes   (1821-2002)
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Resource Type Resource Name
Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching (GRN)
Audio Recordings Online New Testament (FCBH)
Audio Recordings Online New Testament (FCBH)
Audio Recordings Online Scripture (Talking Bibles)
Audio Recordings Online Scripture / Bible
Audio Recordings Story of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video Following Jesus (India, JF Project)
Film / Video God's Story Video
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Marathi
Film / Video Magdalena (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video My Last Day (Jesus Film Project Anime)
Film / Video Story of Jesus for Children (JF Project)
General Bible Visuals
General Gods Simple Plan
General Got Questions Ministry
Text / Printed Matter Bible-in-Your-Language
Text / Printed Matter Bibles, Bible League
Text / Printed Matter EasyBibles
Text / Printed Matter Fathers Love Letter
Text / Printed Matter World Missionary Press Booklets
Primary Religion: Hinduism

Major Religion Percent
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.00 %)
0.00 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
99.54 %
Islam
0.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.46 %
Unknown
0.00 %
Christian Segments Percent
Anglican
Unknown
Independent
Unknown
Orthodox
Unknown
Other Christian
Unknown
Protestant
Unknown
Roman Catholic
Unknown
Photo Source: First Assembly of God, St. Joseph, MI  
Map Source: Omid / Joshua Project / Global Mapping Intl  
Profile Source: Anonymous  
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