Bania Kasaundhan in India


Population
Main Language
Largest Religion
Christian
Evangelical
Progress
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Introduction / History

Sarla swept the full skirt of her sari to the side as she passed the furnace where her family's metalworker formed lovely pots of copper, brass, and bell-metal. She emerged in the front of the store, stocked with metal vessels of every shape and size, some with hand-painted designs and some with intricate inlay, or fancy filigree. Sarla delighted in showing customers her family's designs that had been passed down through generations. Each container was priced to include a small sum for donations to a Hindu charity, and thus fulfill her vows to numerous Hindu gods.
Ranjeeni, Sarla's next door neighbor, heard the gospel and put her faith in Jesus while visiting Holland. Ranjeeni now offers Sarla Christian literature and invites her to a small home church. Because Ranjeeni is from a lower caste and Sarla's eyes are blinded to the gospel, Sarla never accepts the offers.


What Are Their Beliefs?

This is the story of nearly one-half million Kasundhan souls, among whom there is not one single known believer. They are 100 percent Hindu.


Prayer Points

* Pray that the veil will be lifted from their spiritual eyes and the revelation of Jesus Christ will fall on them.
* Pray that the principalities and powers would be bound that stifle the gospel, and that God will call workers to this unharvested field. * Pray that salvation will sweep through Kasaundhan communities.


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: 2011-08-23
People Name General Bania Kasaundhan
People Name in Country Bania Kasaundhan
Population in India 488,000
World Population 490,000
Total Countries 2
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group Yes
Pioneer Workers Needed 10
Alternate Names Bania, Kasaundhan Bania, Kasaundhan Banis, Seth, बनिया, कसौंधन
People ID 19703
ROP3 Code 115155
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 20
Largest States
(only 15 largest shown)
Uttar Pradesh
296,000
Rajasthan
74,000
Madhya Pradesh
39,000
West Bengal
16,000
Assam
11,000
Haryana
10,000
Maharashtra
10,000
Bihar
9,500
Delhi
7,900
Punjab
4,600
Uttarakhand
2,300
Chhattisgarh
2,000
Jharkhand
1,800
Odisha
1,600
Jammu and Kashmir
1,200
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 20
  Uttar Pradesh 296,000
  Rajasthan 74,000
  Madhya Pradesh 39,000
  West Bengal 16,000
  Assam 11,000
  Haryana 10,000
  Maharashtra 10,000
  Bihar 9,500
  Delhi 7,900
  Punjab 4,600
  Uttarakhand 2,300
  Chhattisgarh 2,000
  Jharkhand 1,800
  Odisha 1,600
  Jammu and Kashmir 1,200
Website South Asia Peoples
Primary Language Hindi (366,000 speakers)
Language Code hin   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 33
Secondary Languages
(only 15 largest shown)
Bhojpuri
42,000
Marwari
18,000
Awadhi
12,000
Bengali
8,700
Dhundari
8,400
Marathi
7,200
Shekhawati
5,200
Bundeli
2,800
Assamese
2,700
Bagri
1,900
Kanauji
1,900
Chhattisgarhi
1,500
Mewari
1,400
Merwari
1,300
Konkani
1,200
Primary Language Hindi (366,000 speakers)
Language Code hin   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 33
Secondary Languages (only 15 largest shown)
  Bhojpuri 42,000
  Marwari 18,000
  Awadhi 12,000
  Bengali 8,700
  Dhundari 8,400
  Marathi 7,200
  Shekhawati 5,200
  Bundeli 2,800
  Assamese 2,700
  Bagri 1,900
  Kanauji 1,900
  Chhattisgarhi 1,500
  Mewari 1,400
  Merwari 1,300
  Konkani 1,200
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
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: 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 %
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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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