Kasaundhan Bania in India


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

Introduction / History

Sarla swept the full skirt of her sari to the side as she passed the furnace where her family's metalworker formed lovely pots of copper, brass, and bell-metal. She emerged in the front of the store, stocked with metal vessels of every shape and size, some with hand-painted designs and some with intricate inlay, or fancy filigree. Sarla delighted in showing customers her family's designs that had been passed down through generations. Each container was priced to include a small sum for donations to a Hindu charity, and thus fulfill her vows to numerous Hindu gods.
Ranjeeni, Sarla's next door neighbor, heard the gospel and put her faith in Jesus while visiting Holland. Ranjeeni now offers Sarla Christian literature and invites her to a small home church. Because Ranjeeni is from a lower caste and Sarla's eyes are blinded to the gospel, Sarla never accepts the offers.


What Are Their Beliefs?

This is the story of nearly one-half million Kasundhan souls, among whom there is not one single known believer. They are 100 percent Hindu.


Prayer Points

* Scripture Prayers for the Bania Kasaundhan in India.

Pray that the veil will be lifted from their spiritual eyes and the revelation of Jesus Christ will fall on them.
Pray that the principalities and powers would be bound that stifle the gospel, and that God will call workers to this unharvested field. Pray that salvation will sweep through Kasaundhan communities.


References

Some information from "The Scheduled Castes" K. S. Singh, ed. Oxford University Press, USA (1994)


Profile Source:   Global Prayer Digest 

Additional Info
Bania profile for Children and Family Missions Activities
Global Prayer Digest: 2011-08-23
People Name General Bania Kasaundhan
People Name in Country Bania Kasaundhan
Natural Name Kasaundhan Bania
Population this Country 587,000
Population all Countries 589,000
Total Countries 2
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group Yes
Pioneer Workers Needed 12
Alternate Names Bania; Kasaundhan Bania; Kasaundhan Banis; Seth; बनिया, कसौंधन
People ID 19703
ROP3 Code 115155
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 20
Largest States
(only 15 largest shown)
Uttar Pradesh
355,000
Rajasthan
85,000
Madhya Pradesh
45,000
West Bengal
18,000
Assam
16,000
Maharashtra
13,000
Bihar
12,000
Haryana
12,000
Delhi
9,200
Punjab
5,800
Chhattisgarh
4,200
Uttarakhand
3,800
Odisha
2,400
Jharkhand
2,300
Jammu and Kashmir
1,400
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 20
  Uttar Pradesh 355,000
  Rajasthan 85,000
  Madhya Pradesh 45,000
  West Bengal 18,000
  Assam 16,000
  Maharashtra 13,000
  Bihar 12,000
  Haryana 12,000
  Delhi 9,200
  Punjab 5,800
  Chhattisgarh 4,200
  Uttarakhand 3,800
  Odisha 2,400
  Jharkhand 2,300
  Jammu and Kashmir 1,400
Website South Asia Peoples
Primary Language Hindi (377,000 speakers)
Language Code hin   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 32
Secondary Languages
(only 15 largest shown)
Bhojpuri
43,000
Marwari
20,000
Awadhi
12,000
Bengali
10,000
Dhundari
8,400
Marathi
8,000
Shekhawati
5,200
Assamese
4,400
Bundeli
2,900
Kanauji
2,000
Bagri
2,000
Chhattisgarhi
1,500
Mewari
1,400
Konkani
1,200
Maithili
900
Primary Language Hindi (377,000 speakers)
Language Code hin   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 32
Secondary Languages (only 15 largest shown)
  Bhojpuri 43,000
  Marwari 20,000
  Awadhi 12,000
  Bengali 10,000
  Dhundari 8,400
  Marathi 8,000
  Shekhawati 5,200
  Assamese 4,400
  Bundeli 2,900
  Kanauji 2,000
  Bagri 2,000
  Chhattisgarhi 1,500
  Mewari 1,400
  Konkani 1,200
  Maithili 900
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  (1835-2012)
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
Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching
Audio Recordings DAVAR Partners recording, Old Testament
Audio Recordings Online Audio Scripture
Audio Recordings Online New Testament
Audio Recordings Online New Testament
Audio Recordings Online New Testament
Audio Recordings Online New Testament
Audio Recordings Online New Testament
Audio Recordings Online New Testament
Audio Recordings Online New Testament
Audio Recordings Oral Bible stories
Audio Recordings Story of Jesus audio
Film / Video A Beautiful Hope (EngSub)
Film / Video Coconuts
Film / Video Creation to Christ
Film / Video Following Jesus video
Film / Video God's Story video
Film / Video Indigitube.tv Video / Animation
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Hindi
Film / Video Love letter to you from scripture
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
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
0.00 %
* From latest India census data.
Current Christian values may substantially differ.
Photo Source (Representative photo)
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Map Source People Group data: Omid. Map geography: UNESCO / GMI. Map Design: Joshua Project.  
Profile Source Global Prayer Digest 
Data Sources Data is compiled from various sources. Read more


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