Chasadhobi in India

Chasadhobi
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Map Source:  People Group data: Omid. Map geography: UNESCO / GMI. Map Design: Joshua Project.
People Name: Chasadhobi
Country: India
10/40 Window: Yes
Population: 89,000
World Population: 99,000
Primary Language: Bengali
Primary Religion: Hinduism
Christian Adherents: 0.00 %
Evangelicals: 0.00 %
Scripture: Complete Bible
Online Audio NT: No
Jesus Film: Yes
Audio Recordings: Yes
People Cluster: South Asia Hindu - other
Affinity Bloc: South Asian Peoples
Progress Level:

Introduction / History

The word Chas means agriculture. Chasa Dhoba means owner of cultivated fields. The Chasa Dhoba of live the state of West Bengal, though some also live further east in Bangladesh. They speak, read and write in Bengali.

What Are Their Lives Like?

The Chas Dhoba work in agriculture and many of them do other work such as running their own businesses. Their children usually do not get higher education. Widowers can marry again but not widows.

What Are Their Beliefs?

The Chasa Dhoba 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.

What Are Their Needs?

Chasa Dhoba people need to experience life to the full, which only Jesus Christ can offer.

Prayer Points

* Pray that Indian believers will lead the Chasa Dhoba to begin their own movement to Christ. * Pray that gospel materials and the internet will lead them to begin a church planting movement. * Pray for intercessors and workers.

Text Source:   Keith Carey