Sribastab Kayastha in India


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Main Language
Largest Religion
Christian
Evangelical
Progress
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* From latest India census data.
Current Christian values may substantially differ.

Introduction / History

The Sribastab Kayastha are a Hindu people who live in north and central India. They were traditionally members of a caste of scribes who kept written records for the kingdoms of north India. At times the Kayastha groups held a near monopoly of government positions in accounting and administration.

They live mainly in Uttar Pradesh, but also further south in Madhya Pradesh.


What Are Their Lives Like?

Today the Sribastab Kayastha are employed in the professions, the arts and in government administration. Their primary language is Hindi. As educated Indian people they also speak English.


What Are Their Beliefs?

The Sribastab Kayastha people practice Hinduism, the ancient religion of India. Hinduism is a catch-all phrase for the local religions of South Asia, so it is very diverse. At the popular level, Hindus worship and serve the gods of the Hindu pantheon. They visit Hindu temples and offer prayers, food, flowers, and incense to their gods in hopes of gaining protection and benefits. They do not have a personal or familial relationship with their gods like Christians or Jews. There are other Hindus who are much more philosophical, especially among the Brahmins.

Almost all Hindus participate in yearly celebrations like Holi, the festival of colors and the start of spring / Diwali, the festival of lights / Navratri, the celebration of autumn / and Rama Navami, Rama’s birthday.


What Are Their Needs?

The high position of the Sribastab Kayastha in Indian society made be an obstacle in their coming to Christ.

Bibles, literature and radio programs are available in Hindi. Sribastab Kayastha students studying in the west may be more open to hearing about the claims of Christ.


Prayer Points

There may be no Sribastab Kayastha believers at the present time. Pray that God will bring many of them into his kingdom.

Pray that God moves Hindu background believers to share the good news with the Sribastab Kayastha.

Ask God to deliver families and communities within the Sribastab Kayastha people from fears that hinder them from embracing his blessings.

Pray for a movement to Jesus to multiply among Kayastha households.


Scripture Prayers for the Kayastha Sribastab in India.


References

http://www.globalprayerdigest.org/issue/day/2020/03/12


Profile Source:   Joshua Project  

Additional Info
Global Prayer Digest: 2020-03-12
People Name General Kayastha Sribastab
People Name in Country Kayastha Sribastab
Natural Name Sribastab Kayastha
Pronunciation sur-AHV-stahv kay-AHS-tah
Population this Country 1,141,000
Population all Countries 1,142,000
Total Countries 2
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group Yes
Pioneer Workers Needed 23
Alternate Names Kact; Kaith; Kayashtha; Kayasth; Lala; Srivastav; Srivastawa; कायस्ता सृिबस्तब
People ID 21327
ROP3 Code 118155
Country India
Region Asia, South
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 10  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States on file 9
Largest States
Uttar Pradesh
1,088,000
Madhya Pradesh
22,000
Delhi
10,000
Chhattisgarh
5,800
Uttarakhand
4,900
Haryana
1,100
Punjab
200
Telangana
100
Andhra Pradesh
50
Districts Interactive map, listing and data download
Specialized Website South Asia Peoples
Country India
Region Asia, South
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 10  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States 9
  Uttar Pradesh 1,088,000
  Madhya Pradesh 22,000
  Delhi 10,000
  Chhattisgarh 5,800
  Uttarakhand 4,900
  Haryana 1,100
  Punjab 200
  Telangana 100
  Andhra Pradesh 50
Website South Asia Peoples
Primary Language Hindi (742,000 speakers)
Language Code hin   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 14
Secondary Languages
Bhojpuri
104,000
Awadhi
56,000
Kanauji
42,000
Bundeli
7,900
Chhattisgarhi
3,000
Garhwali
2,000
Bagheli
2,000
Bengali
1,300
Malvi
600
Braj Bhasha
200
Kumaoni
200
Haryanvi
30
Bagri
20
Primary Language Hindi (742,000 speakers)
Language Code hin   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 14
Secondary Languages
  Bhojpuri 104,000
  Awadhi 56,000
  Kanauji 42,000
  Bundeli 7,900
  Chhattisgarhi 3,000
  Garhwali 2,000
  Bagheli 2,000
  Bengali 1,300
  Malvi 600
  Braj Bhasha 200
  Kumaoni 200
  Haryanvi 30
  Bagri 20
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  (1835-2019)
Bible-NT Audio Online
Bible-NT Text Online
Possible Print Bibles
Amazon
World Bibles
Forum Bible Agencies
National Bible Societies
World Bible Finder
Virtual Storehouse
Resource Type Resource Name Source
Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching Global Recordings Network
Audio Recordings DAVAR Partners recording, Old Testament DAVAR Partners International
Audio Recordings Online New Testament Faith Comes by Hearing
Audio Recordings Online New Testament Faith Comes by Hearing
Audio Recordings Online New Testament Faith Comes by Hearing
Audio Recordings Online New Testament Faith Comes by Hearing
Audio Recordings Online New Testament Faith Comes by Hearing
Audio Recordings Online New Testament Faith Comes by Hearing
Audio Recordings Online New Testament Faith Comes by Hearing
Audio Recordings Oral Bible stories One Story
Audio Recordings Story of Jesus audio Jesus Film Project
Film / Video A Beautiful Hope (EngSub) Create International
Film / Video Coconuts Create International
Film / Video Creation to Christ Create International
Film / Video Following Jesus video Jesus Film Project
Film / Video God's Story video God's Story
Film / Video Indigitube.tv Video / Animation Create International
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Hindi Jesus Film Project
Film / Video Love letter to you from scripture Father's Love Letter
Film / Video LUMO film of Gospels Bible Media Group/LUMO
Primary Religion: Hinduism
Major Religion Percent *
Buddhism
0.01 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.00 %)
0.00 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
99.99 %
Islam
0.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
0.00 %
* From latest India census data.
Current Christian values may substantially differ.
Photo Source Biswarup Ganguly - Wikimedia  Creative Commons 
Map Source People Group Location: Omid. Other geography / data: GMI. Map Design: Joshua Project  
Profile Source Joshua Project  
Data Sources Data is compiled from various sources. Read more