Sutradhar (Hindu traditions) in India


Population
Main Language
Largest Religion
Christian
Evangelical
Progress
Progress Gauge

Subgroups: 7

Subgroup Name Population
Barendra 26,000
Kulin 26,000
Moulik 26,000
Rarhi 26,000
Koraga 23,000
Bar Kalita Unknown
Saru Kalita Unknown

Introduction

Carpentry has been the traditional source of livelihood for this community. Remarriage of a female divorcee or widow is not permissible in some areas. All children inherit property equally. Their statutory council plans and implements welfare and development activities. The majority are followers of the Vaishnava sect of Hinduism, but some are Shakta. Vishwakarma is their patron deity and Lakshmi their family deity. Kali, Shani, etc. are village deities. Dakshineswar, Tarakeshwar, Puri, etc. are pilgrimage centers. A Brahmin priest serves to perform birth, marriage and death rites, as well as worship.


Ministry Obstacles

Hinduism produces an environment of much spiritual darkness, making it difficult for the light of the Gospel to penetrate.


Outreach Ideas

Perhaps the youth of the Sutradhar community will discover the availability of the Jesus film, Gospel recordings and scripture on the Internet. Pray they will view and listen to these and will be given understanding.


Pray for the Followers of Christ

None of the Sutradhar community have identified themselves as Christians to the census of India. It's possible there are a few secret believers. However, it's not too early to pray for the many who will someday come to saving faith.


Pray for the Entire People Group

Pray for improving literacy rates for this community, especially for the youth, and also for the development of skills that will make people employable.


Profile Source:   Joshua Project  

People Name General Sutradhar (Hindu traditions)
People Name in Country Sutradhar (Hindu traditions)
Population in India 421,000
World Population 634,700
Total Countries 3
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group Yes
GSEC 1  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Pioneer Workers Needed 8
Alternate Names Alita, Chhutar, Chhutor, Kalita, Karanga, Karga, Kashyap, Koraga, Sutihar, सूत्रधार (हिंदू ट्रेडिशन्स)
People ID 18194
ROP3 Code 113709
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 21
Largest States
(only 15 largest shown)
West Bengal
323,000
Assam
85,000
Jharkhand
3,500
Odisha
2,200
Andaman and Nicobar
1,300
Bihar
1,000
Delhi
900
Maharashtra
500
Chhattisgarh
500
Meghalaya
400
Arunachal Pradesh
300
Tripura
300
Uttar Pradesh
300
Nagaland
300
Karnataka
100
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 21  (only 20 largest shown)
  West Bengal 323,000
  Assam 85,000
  Jharkhand 3,500
  Odisha 2,200
  Andaman and Nicobar 1,300
  Bihar 1,000
  Delhi 900
  Maharashtra 500
  Chhattisgarh 500
  Meghalaya 400
  Arunachal Pradesh 300
  Tripura 300
  Uttar Pradesh 300
  Nagaland 300
  Karnataka 100
Website South Asia Peoples
Primary Language Bengali (320,000 speakers)
Language Code ben   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 11
Secondary Languages
Assamese
65,000
Hindi
29,000
Amri Karbi
1,200
Maithili
800
Odia
700
Kurux
300
Santhali
300
Mundari
200
Andaman Creole Hindi
200
Kannada
20
Primary Language Bengali (320,000 speakers)
Language Code ben   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 11
Secondary Languages
  Assamese 65,000
  Hindi 29,000
  Amri Karbi 1,200
  Maithili 800
  Odia 700
  Kurux 300
  Santhali 300
  Mundari 200
  Andaman Creole Hindi 200
  Kannada 20
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 Story Video
Film / Video I Am Guilty (Indigitube.tv)
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 Burning Heart (Indigitube.tv)
Film / Video The Prophets Story (Indigitube.tv)
General Bible Visuals
General Four Spiritual Laws
General God's Simple Plan
Primary Religion: Hinduism
Major Religion Percent *
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical Unknown)
0.01 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
99.99 %
Islam
0.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
0.00 %
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Map Source People Group Location: Omid. Other geography / data: GMI. Map Design: Joshua Project  
Profile Source Joshua Project  
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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