Dusadh (Muslim traditions) in India


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Subgroups: 1

Subgroup Name Population
Bahelia 400

Introduction / History

Traditionally the Dosadh people were a low status community. They were once palanquin bearers, which indicates low status. They were noted for their criminal behavior. Some robbed travelers.

They 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.


Where Are they Located?

Muslim Dodsadh people live in India and Bangladesh.


What Are Their Lives Like?

Largely because of their low status, these people have had to find creative, though often demeaning ways of making a living. They are famous for catching wild animals, extracting honey from beehives, and making fans from peacock feathers. Others have even lower status jobs such as taking insects off the backs of cattle. Some of them even beg for a living. They are often unemployed because other communities either think they don't have the right agricultural skills or they view them as thieves and criminals.


What Are Their Beliefs?

The Dosadh are mainly Hindu, even those who live in Muslim Bangladesh. There are Muslims among them, but the Hindus are in the majority. Like other Muslim peoples in South Asia who converted to Islam during the Moghul Empire, the Dosadh have maintained many Hindu elements in their form of Sunni Islam.


What Are Their Needs?

Workers need to note the poverty of the Dosadh community and not neglect their material and physical needs. Believers need to serve these people by helping them improve their economic situation. Believers must build friendships based on trust.


Prayer Points

* Scripture Prayers for the Dusadh (Muslim traditions) in India.

* Pray for Dodsadh families to be drawn by the Holy Spirit to seek forgiveness, and to understand the adequacy of Christ's work on the cross.
* Pray for a movement in which the Holy Spirit leads and empowers Dodsadh disciples to make more disciples.
* Pray for the Dodsadh people to understand and embrace that Jesus wants to bless their families and neighborhoods.


References

https://joshuaproject.net/people_groups/17523/IN
https://legacy.joshuaproject.net/people-profile.php?rog3=IN&peo3=16742
https://peoplegroupsindia.com/profiles/dosadh/
http://www.globalprayerdigest.org/issue/day/dosadh-people1/
http://www.indpaedia.com/ind/index.php/Dosadh


Profile Source:   Keith Carey  

People Name General Dusadh (Muslim traditions)
People Name in Country Dusadh (Muslim traditions)
World Population 14,000
Total Countries 2
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group Yes
Pioneer Workers Needed 1
Alternate Names Dharhi, Dhari, डोसाध (मुस्लिम ट्रेडिशन्स)
People ID 17523
ROP3 Code 112942
Country India
Region Asia, South
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 10  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States on file 2
Largest States
West Bengal
7,700
Bihar
4,800
Specialized Website South Asia Peoples
Country India
Region Asia, South
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 10  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States 2
  West Bengal 7,700
  Bihar 4,800
Website South Asia Peoples

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Primary Language Bengali (6,600 speakers)
Language Code ben   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 5
Secondary Languages
Urdu
4,200
Bhojpuri
1,200
Maithili
300
Sadri
60
Primary Language Bengali (6,600 speakers)
Language Code ben   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 5
Secondary Languages
  Urdu 4,200
  Bhojpuri 1,200
  Maithili 300
  Sadri 60
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  (1809-2000)
Bible-NT Audio Online
Bible-NT Text Online
Possible Print Bibles
Amazon
Forum Bible Agencies
National Bible Societies
World Bible Finder
World Bibles
Resource Type Resource Name
Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching (GRN)
Audio Recordings Online New Testament - Bangla Version (FCBH)
Audio Recordings Online New Testament - Mussolmani Version (FCBH)
Audio Recordings Online New Testament- Common Version (FCBH)
Audio Recordings Online Scripture (Talking Bibles)
Audio Recordings Oral Bible stories in Bengali
Audio Recordings Story of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video Following Jesus (India, JF Project)
Film / Video God's Love Story
Film / Video God's Story Video
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Bengali
Film / Video Magdalena (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video My Last Day (Jesus Film Project Anime)
Film / Video Rivka (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video Story of Jesus for Children (JF Project)
Film / Video The Prophets' Story
Film / Video The Savior 3 - Woman at the Well
Film / Video The Savior 8 - Jesus is Risen
General Bible Visuals
General Four Spiritual Laws
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 %
Profile Source Keith Carey  
Data Sources Data is compiled from various sources. Read more
* Religion Values From latest India census data.  Current values may differ.