Kasar (Hindu traditions) in India


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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 721,000
World Population 731,500
Total Countries 3
Indigenous Yes
Unreached Yes
Pioneer Workers Needed 14
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, Kannar, 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
ROP3 Code 112453
Affinity Bloc South Asian Peoples
People Cluster Bengali
People Group Kasar (Hindu traditions)
Ethnic Code CNN25c
Total Subgroups on file 22
Largest Subgroups
(only 15 largest shown)
Maite
6,000
Mamdo
6,000
Mumudpuri
6,000
Saptagrami
6,000
Bisnagari
400
Champaneri
400
Gujarati
400
Jamnagari
400
Mara
400
Maru
400
Soratia
400
Visagra
400
Pattankatta
70
Nittarasan
60
Hugar
20
Affinity Bloc South Asian Peoples
People Cluster Bengali
People Group Kasar (Hindu traditions)
Ethnic Code CNN25c
Total Subgroups 22 (only 15 largest shown)
  Maite 6,000
  Mamdo 6,000
  Mumudpuri 6,000
  Saptagrami 6,000
  Bisnagari 400
  Champaneri 400
  Gujarati 400
  Jamnagari 400
  Mara 400
  Maru 400
  Soratia 400
  Visagra 400
  Pattankatta 70
  Nittarasan 60
  Hugar 20
Country India
Region South Asia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 11  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States on file 19
Largest States
(only 15 largest shown)
Maharashtra
158,000
Telangana
102,000
Odisha
95,000
West Bengal
92,000
Bihar
89,000
Karnataka
84,000
Gujarat
34,000
Madhya Pradesh
29,000
Chhattisgarh
19,000
Jharkhand
11,000
Tamil Nadu
3,200
Uttar Pradesh
1,900
Andhra Pradesh
900
Goa
600
Dadra and Nagar Have
200
Specialized Website South Asia Peoples
Country India
Region South Asia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 11  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States 19
  Maharashtra 158,000
  Telangana 102,000
  Odisha 95,000
  West Bengal 92,000
  Bihar 89,000
  Karnataka 84,000
  Gujarat 34,000
  Madhya Pradesh 29,000
  Chhattisgarh 19,000
  Jharkhand 11,000
  Tamil Nadu 3,200
  Uttar Pradesh 1,900
  Andhra Pradesh 900
  Goa 600
  Dadra and Nagar Have 200
Website South Asia Peoples
Primary Language Marathi (117,000 speakers)
Language Code mar   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 23
Secondary Languages
(only 15 largest shown)
Hindi
109,000
Telugu
102,000
Kannada
101,000
Odia
87,000
Bengali
82,000
Gujarati
37,000
Bhojpuri
32,000
Chhattisgarhi
16,000
Magahi
15,000
Ahirani
3,800
Konkani
3,200
Maithili
2,900
Khandesi
2,500
Malvi
1,200
Tamil
1,000
Other People Groups Speaking Marathi
Primary Language Marathi (117,000 speakers)
Language Code mar   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 23
Secondary Languages (only 15 largest shown)
  Hindi 109,000
  Telugu 102,000
  Kannada 101,000
  Odia 87,000
  Bengali 82,000
  Gujarati 37,000
  Bhojpuri 32,000
  Chhattisgarhi 16,000
  Magahi 15,000
  Ahirani 3,800
  Konkani 3,200
  Maithili 2,900
  Khandesi 2,500
  Malvi 1,200
  Tamil 1,000
People Groups Speaking Marathi

Primary Language:  Marathi

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible-Portions Yes  (1807-1957)
Bible-New Testament Yes  (1811-1982)
Bible-Complete Yes  (1821-2002)
Bible-NT Audio Online
Bible-NT Text Online
Possible Print Bibles
Amazon National Bible Societies
Forum of Bible Agencies World Bible Finder
Gospel Go World Bibles
Resource Type Resource Name
Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching (GRN)
Audio Recordings Online New Testament (FCBH)
Audio Recordings Online Scripture (Talking Bibles)
Audio Recordings Online Scripture / Bible
Audio Recordings Oral Bible stories in Marathi
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 Four Spiritual Laws
General God's Simple Plan
General Got Questions Ministry
Mobile App Download Bible from Google Play Store
Text / Printed Matter Bible
Text / Printed Matter Bible: मराठी - Marathi
Text / Printed Matter Bibles, Bible League
Primary Religion: Hinduism
Major Religion Percent *
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical Unknown)
0.02 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
89.55 %
Islam
0.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
10.44 %
Unknown
0.00 %
Photo Source First Assembly of God, St. Joseph, MI 
Map Source Omid / Joshua Project / Global Mapping Intl  
Profile Source Anonymous  
Data Sources Data is compiled from various sources. Read more
* Religion Values From latest India census data.  Current values may differ.


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