Thathera (Hindu traditions) in India


Population
332,000
Christian
Evangelical
Largest Religion
Main Language
Progress
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Introduction / History

The Thathera are Hindus living in northern India. They manufacture metal household utensils. The Thathera say they are descended from the Haihay kings which was a very old Hindu dynasty.

The Thathera have clans that are Rajput. They are called Rajputs. In Uttar Pradesh most of them live in the regions of Lalitpur,Jalaun, Allahabad, Lucknow, Mirzapur, Banda and Kanpur. In Bihar they live in the regions of Patna, Nalanda, Begusarai, Bhagalpur, Gaya, Muzaffarpur, Mungur and Nawada. The Thathera in Bihar are in many different exogamous clans. This means marriage partners are chosen from clans other than their own.


What Are Their Lives Like?

The Thathera earn a living in metal work, the selling and repairing of utensils. Many of them are cultivators of land. In Bihar, many others are jewelers. They have a caste council to settle problems to do with such things as divorce and property.

In Rajasthan, the Thathera live in the regions of Jodhpur, Alwar, Jaiselmer, Jaipur, Ajmer, Bikaner, Udaipur and Ujjain. They speak Khari Boli with each other but speak Rajasthani with those who are not in their community.

In Haryana, the Thathera say they are Rajput. They moved from Rajasthan in the 1800s and came to live in Rewari at first. They then began manufacturing utensils. A few living in Jagadhari are supposed to have come from Pakistan. They have many clans. They are strongly endogamous. They do not own land and their main work now is in the making of utensils. Many are small traders selling utensils and other household products.

The main language of the Thathera is Hindi and Hinduism is the religion that they follow.


References

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thathera


Profile Source:   Anonymous  

People Name General Thathera (Hindu traditions)
People Name in Country Thathera (Hindu traditions)
Population in India 332,000
World Population 332,600
Total Countries 2
Indigenous Yes
Unreached Yes
Progress Scale 1
GSEC 1  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Alternate Names Dokhra Kamar, Kansar, Kansor, Karmakar, Kasera, Kashera, Kesar, Kesura, Tambera, Tamera, Tamikar, Tamkar, Tamrakar, Tamrkar, Thantura, Thatari, Thater, Thatera, Thathari, Thathayar, Thathera, Thatheri, Thathiar, Thetri, ठठेरा (हिंदू ट्रेडिशन्स)
People ID 18241
ROP3 Code 113772
Country India
Region South Asia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
Persecution Rank 15  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States on file 14
Largest States
Bihar
(97,000)
Haryana
(91,000)
Uttar Pradesh
(74,000)
Odisha
(24,000)
Madhya Pradesh
(16,000)
Jharkhand
(11,000)
West Bengal
(9,000)
Chhattisgarh
(7,200)
Himachal Pradesh
(900)
Jammu and Kashmir
(700)
Uttarakhand
(400)
Delhi
(200)
Rajasthan
(70)
Chandigarh
(40)
Specialized Website South Asia Peoples
Country India
Region South Asia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
Persecution Rank 15  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States 14
  Bihar (97,000)
  Haryana (91,000)
  Uttar Pradesh (74,000)
  Odisha (24,000)
  Madhya Pradesh (16,000)
  Jharkhand (11,000)
  West Bengal (9,000)
  Chhattisgarh (7,200)
  Himachal Pradesh (900)
  Jammu and Kashmir (700)
  Uttarakhand (400)
  Delhi (200)
  Rajasthan (70)
  Chandigarh (40)
Website South Asia Peoples
Primary Language Hindi (198,000 speakers)
Language Code hin   Ethnologue Listing
Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 23
Secondary Languages
(only 15 largest shown)
Bhojpuri
(35,000)
Odia
(23,000)
Haryanvi
(15,000)
Maithili
(13,000)
Magahi
(11,000)
Bengali
(9,800)
Chhattisgarhi
(5,300)
Punjabi, Eastern
(4,800)
Awadhi
(3,600)
Kanauji
(1,800)
Angika
(1,500)
Dogri
(400)
Bagheli
(300)
Braj Bhasha
(300)
Pahari, Mahasu
(200)
People Groups Speaking Hindi
Primary Language Hindi (198,000 speakers)
Language Code hin   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 23
Secondary Languages (only 15 largest shown)
  Bhojpuri (35,000)
  Odia (23,000)
  Haryanvi (15,000)
  Maithili (13,000)
  Magahi (11,000)
  Bengali (9,800)
  Chhattisgarhi (5,300)
  Punjabi, Eastern (4,800)
  Awadhi (3,600)
  Kanauji (1,800)
  Angika (1,500)
  Dogri (400)
  Bagheli (300)
  Braj Bhasha (300)
  Pahari, Mahasu (200)
People Groups Speaking Hindi

Primary Language:  Hindi

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible-Portions Yes   (1806-1962)
Bible-New Testament Yes   (1811-1998)
Bible-Complete Yes   (1818-2000)
Bible-NT Audio Online
Bible-NT Text Online
Possible Print Bibles
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Resource Type Resource Name
Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching (GRN)
Audio Recordings Hindi Bible stories
Audio Recordings Online New Testament (FCBH)
Audio Recordings Online Scripture (Talking Bibles)
Audio Recordings Story of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video A Beautiful Hope (Indigitube.tv)
Film / Video A Pilgrimage (Indigitube.tv)
Film / Video Aasha - Hope (Indigitube.tv)
Film / Video Coconuts (Indigitube.tv)
Film / Video Creation to Christ (Indigitube.tv)
Film / Video Fathers Love Letter
Film / Video Following Jesus (India, JF Project)
Film / Video God's Story Video
Film / Video Haqeeqat Episode 6 (Indigitube.tv)
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Hindi
Film / Video Magdalena (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video My Last Day (Jesus Film Project Anime)
Film / Video Story of Jesus for Children (JF Project)
Film / Video Ten Virgins (Indigitube.tv)
Film / Video The Final Prodigal (Indigitube.tv)
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 %
Photo Source Anonymous  
Map Source Omid / Joshua Project / Global Mapping Intl  
Profile Source Anonymous  
Data Sources Data is compiled from various sources. Read more
Religion Values * From India census data.  Current values may differ.


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