Bania Khatri in Bangladesh

Bania Khatri
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Map Source:  People Group Location: Omid. Other geography / data: GMI. Map Design: Joshua Project
People Name: Bania Khatri
Country: Bangladesh
10/40 Window: Yes
Population: 4,300
World Population: 208,200
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 Forward Caste - Bania
Affinity Bloc: South Asian Peoples
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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

Text Source:   Global Prayer Digest