The Atollu live in Andhra Pradesh. Their name comes from performing one act plays which they do not do so much now. They speak, read and write in Telugu. They are not vegetarians who eat rice.
The Atollu have birth and marriage rituals. The bereaved and divorced can marry again. The dead are buried. On the death of the father, sons inherit the property with the oldest son becoming in charge of the home.
The Atollu work mostly as laborers now. The women collect firewood and help with financial matters. They have a council to look after them. Their education level is low, so the gospel will need to be given in oral form too.
* Scripture Prayers for the Balija Dasari in India.
* Pray that Indian Christians will lead them to Jesus Christ.
* Pray that gospel recordings will lead them to salvation.
Singh, K. S., ed. "India's Communities A-Z", Oxford University Press, USA 1999
|Profile Source: Anonymous|
|People Name General||Balija Dasari|
|People Name in Country||Balija Dasari|
|Progress Scale||1 ●|
|Frontier People Group||Yes|
|Pioneer Workers Needed||1|
|Alternate Names||Atollu, Bail Agsali, Baita Kumsula, Bukka Dasari, Chakravadya Dasar, Dangdasar, Dasa, Dasri, Dasu, Desri, Donga, Gandalla, Gudu, Gujula Balija, Johari Sonar, Krishna Balija, Musoku, Perika Baloa, Poosala Balija, बलिजा दसारी|
|National Bible Society||Website|
|Persecution Rank||10 (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)|
|Total States on file||5|
|Specialized Website||South Asia Peoples|
|Primary Language||Kannada (30,000 speakers)|
|Language Code||kan Ethnologue Listing|
|Language Written||Yes ScriptSource Listing|
Primary Language: Kannada
|Bible Translation ▲||Status (Years)|
|Bible-New Testament||Yes (1823-1995)|
|Possible Print Bibles|
|Forum Bible Agencies|
|National Bible Societies|
|World Bible Finder|
|Resource Type ▲||Resource Name|
|Audio Recordings||Audio Bible teaching (GRN)|
|Audio Recordings||Father's Love Letter|
|Audio Recordings||Online New Testament (FCBH)|
|Audio Recordings||Online Scripture / Bible|
|Audio Recordings||Oral Bible stories in Kannada|
|Audio Recordings||Story of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project)|
|Film / Video||Following Jesus (India, JF Project)|
|Film / Video||God's Story Video|
|Film / Video||Jesus Film: view in Kannada|
|Film / Video||Magdalena (Jesus Film Project)|
|Film / Video||My Last Day (Jesus Film Project Anime)|
|Film / Video||Story of Jesus for Children (JF Project)|
|General||Four Spiritual Laws|
|General||Got Questions Ministry|
|Mobile App||Download Bible from Google Play Store|
|Text / Printed Matter||Bible|
|Text / Printed Matter||Bible: ಕನ್ನಡ - Kannada|
|Text / Printed Matter||Bibles, Bible League|
|Text / Printed Matter||International Bible Society|
|Text / Printed Matter||OneHope resources for children and youth|