Bania, Khatri in India


Population
200,000
Main Language
Largest Religion
Christian
Evangelical
Progress
Progress Gauge

Introduction / History

"Kehar Choudhary for City Council" the placard read. Dhir posted them around the city for his father. It was a common chore for him, as many in Dhir's family were government administrators, landlords, businessmen, and military officials. High government posts and administrative positions are in the Khatri blood. For many centuries the Khatri class has been a Hindu military order who, as rulers, have been tasked with protecting Hindu Dharma. Dharma is considered to be natural moral law and includes things like caste law and religious obligations. At present the Khatris have continued to rule in the government, but have also expanded into merchant occupations.
History has been cruel to many Khatri families; when Pakistan broke away from India at the time of partition, Khatris were forced to abandon ancient family lands and flee to India. Today they are scattered throughout India. They are one of India's most educated groups and are known for their wealth, influence, and charity.


Prayer Points

* Pray for the privileged Khatri people who do not know how much they need the Savior. While educated in many things, the truth of spiritual matters remain absent from their knowledge.
* Pray that Christian workers will penetrate the wall of rejection they face when presenting the gospel.
* Pray that Jesus will reveal Himself to the Khatri, and that many will give their hearts to Jesus Christ as Lord and Saviour


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: 2011-08-24
People Name General Bania, Khatri
People Name in Country Bania, Khatri
Population in India 200,000
World Population 205,200
Total Countries 3
Indigenous Yes
Unreached Yes
Pioneer Workers Needed 4 to 5
Progress Scale 1
Alternate Names बनिया, ख़त्रि
People ID 19705
ROP3 Code 115157
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 7
Largest States
West Bengal
(130,000)
Bihar
(46,000)
Jharkhand
(20,000)
Odisha
(1,700)
Assam
(800)
Andaman and Nicobar
(400)
Delhi
(200)
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 7
  West Bengal (130,000)
  Bihar (46,000)
  Jharkhand (20,000)
  Odisha (1,700)
  Assam (800)
  Andaman and Nicobar (400)
  Delhi (200)
Website South Asia Peoples
Primary Language Hindi (100,000 speakers)
Language Code hin   Ethnologue Listing
Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 6
Secondary Languages
Bengali
(94,000)
Maithili
(2,800)
Bhojpuri
(1,300)
Marwari
(600)
Punjabi, Eastern
(100)
People Groups Speaking Hindi
Primary Language Hindi (100,000 speakers)
Language Code hin   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 6
Secondary Languages
  Bengali (94,000)
  Maithili (2,800)
  Bhojpuri (1,300)
  Marwari (600)
  Punjabi, Eastern (100)
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 of Bible Agencies
Gospel Go
World Bible Finder
World Bibles
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 Rivka (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video Story of Jesus for Children (JF Project)
Film / Video Ten Virgins (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
Unknown
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
0.00 %
Map Source Omid / Joshua Project / Global Mapping Intl  
Profile Source Global Prayer Digest 
Data Sources Data is compiled from various sources. Read more
Religion Values * From India census data.  Current values may differ.


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