Bania Jaiswal in India

The Bania Jaiswal have only been reported in India
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Introduction / History

A well-dressed man at the front of a classroom scans his tired audience. Most of them have worked all day and some look like they are falling asleep. He's looking for a volunteer. Finally, a timid man walks to the front of the room, eyes downcast. He asks the volunteer, "Would you be interested in purchasing some inexpensive real estate and selling it later for a healthy profit?" The timid man smiles broadly and makes eye contact with the instructor. "Yes!" he answers. "Would anyone else here like to do that?" Every hand shoots up. He now has their full attention. "Using the concepts in this class, over 600 people have purchased over 650 million dollars of real estate. They have made millions of rupees, and not one of them has lost money."


What Are Their Lives Like?

Turiq Jaiswal is the well-dressed instructor. Jaiswal is the personal name of a sub-group of the Bania people. Many of them are successful businessmen and wealthy investors. However, Jaiswals are sometimes stereotyped negatively as shady businessmen, like the man described in the first paragraph.


What Are Their Beliefs?

The majority of Jaiswals are Hindus who have not heard about the riches that God has stored up for them in heaven, if they will turn their lives over to the Lord.


Prayer Points

* Pray they will hear about the greatest deal of all time: salvation through Jesus Christ.
* Pray they will invest in the lives of others by spreading the gospel.


References

Some information from "The Scheduled Castes" K. S. Singh, ed. Oxford University Press, USA (1994)


Profile Source:   Global Prayer Digest 

Prayer / Resource Links:
Global Prayer Digest: 2011-08-21
People Name General Bania Jaiswal
People Name in Country Bania Jaiswal
Population in India 122,000
World Population 122,000
Total Countries 1
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group Yes
Pioneer Workers Needed 2
Alternate Names बनिया, जायसवाल
People ID 19700
ROP3 Code 115152
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 22
Largest States
(only 15 largest shown)
Delhi
36,000
Uttar Pradesh
20,000
Maharashtra
17,000
Madhya Pradesh
12,000
Rajasthan
12,000
West Bengal
10,000
Gujarat
5,100
Jharkhand
2,300
Punjab
1,900
Andhra Pradesh
1,100
Karnataka
900
Assam
500
Odisha
500
Telangana
500
Bihar
400
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 22  (only 20 largest shown)
  Delhi 36,000
  Uttar Pradesh 20,000
  Maharashtra 17,000
  Madhya Pradesh 12,000
  Rajasthan 12,000
  West Bengal 10,000
  Gujarat 5,100
  Jharkhand 2,300
  Punjab 1,900
  Andhra Pradesh 1,100
  Karnataka 900
  Assam 500
  Odisha 500
  Telangana 500
  Bihar 400
Website South Asia Peoples
Primary Language Hindi (89,000 speakers)
Language Code hin   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 19
Secondary Languages
(only 15 largest shown)
Marwari
11,000
Marathi
8,300
Gujarati
5,100
Konkani
2,900
Dhundari
2,000
Bengali
1,700
Merwari
800
Marwari
500
Shekhawati
400
Braj Bhasha
200
Punjabi, Eastern
200
Bundeli
200
Kacchi
200
Bagri
100
Malvi
90
Primary Language Hindi (89,000 speakers)
Language Code hin   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 19
Secondary Languages (only 15 largest shown)
  Marwari 11,000
  Marathi 8,300
  Gujarati 5,100
  Konkani 2,900
  Dhundari 2,000
  Bengali 1,700
  Merwari 800
  Marwari 500
  Shekhawati 400
  Braj Bhasha 200
  Punjabi, Eastern 200
  Bundeli 200
  Kacchi 200
  Bagri 100
  Malvi 90
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
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 (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 Father's 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 Rivka (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video Story of Jesus for Children (JF Project)
Film / Video Ten Virgins (Indigitube.tv)
Film / Video The Final Prodigal (Indigitube.tv)
Primary Religion: Other / Small
Religion Subdivision: Jainism
Major Religion Percent *
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.00 %)
0.00 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
37.26 %
Islam
0.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
62.74 %
Unknown
0.00 %
Photo Source Anonymous 
Map Source People Group Location: Omid. Other geography / data: GMI. Map Design: Joshua Project  
Profile Source Global Prayer Digest 
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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