Karan Kayastha in India


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Main Language
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* From latest India census data.
Current Christian values may substantially differ.

Introduction / History

Karan are one of the 13 clans of the Kayastha caste. This is an ancient caste of scribes who served the state through record keeping regarding taxation and other matters. They don't fit in with any of the four main caste categories. According to legend, Brahma, the supreme god, needed someone to record the deeds of all people and castes. He went deep into meditation and when he opened his eyes, he saw the image of a man standing before him holding a quill and an inkpot with a sword strapped around his waist. This man was the first of the Kayasthras. Further legends make them out to be descendants of one of the Hindu gods.

Though their long history the Karan Kayasthas have kept their high status and power. They have been civil servants and tax collectors under the Muslim Moghul Empire, the British Raj, and later they kept their position when India became independent. Because of their adaptability, many have viewed them as traitors since they served foreign parasitical empires at India's expense.


What Are Their Lives Like?

Most people respect the Kayastha caste for their abilities. They have branched out into other high professions like IT, medicine and engineering. Some now live in foreign nations like England and the US.


What Are Their Beliefs?

The Karan Kayastha people practice Hinduism, the dominant religion of India. At the popular level, Hindus worship and serve the gods whom they believe will give them favor and protection, much like a business transaction. They do not have a personal or familial relationship with their gods like Christians or Jews. Some Mathur Kayastha are philosophical in their spiritual practices. Their spirituality is more like a philosophy than a religious system. This is common for people with the prestigious Hindu communities.


What Are Their Needs?

The Karan Kayastha community needs to allow Jesus Christ the chance to transform them into His likeness so that they can enjoy peace and hope that only the Holy Spirit can provide.


Prayer Points

Pray for His kingdom to come and His will to be done among the Karan Kayastha people.

Pray for a movement of Karan Kayastha households to study the Bible and accept the blessings of Christ.

Pray for a spiritual hunger that will drive the Karan Kayastha people to the arms of Jesus.

Pray for workers who are filled with the fruit and the power of the Holy Spirit to go to the Karan Kayastha people.


Scripture Prayers for the Kayastha Karan in India.


References

Singh, K. S., ed. "India's Communities A-Z", Oxford University Press, USA 1999


Profile Source:   Joshua Project  

People Name General Kayastha Karan
People Name in Country Kayastha Karan
Natural Name Karan Kayastha
Pronunciation kar-AHN KAY-uh-stuh
Alternate Names Kact; Kaith; Karan; Karen; Kayashtha; Kayasth; Kayath; lala; कायस्ता
Population this Country 643,000
Population all Countries 902,000
Total Countries 2
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group Yes
GSEC 1  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Pioneer Workers Needed 13
People ID 21156
ROP3 Code 117979
ROP25 Code 303847
ROP25 Name Kayastha
Country India
Region Asia, South
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 11  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States on file 10
Largest States
West Bengal
304,000
Assam
121,000
Bihar
93,000
Odisha
65,000
Jharkhand
34,000
Tripura
16,000
Madhya Pradesh
7,400
Chhattisgarh
1,400
Punjab
100
Meghalaya
100
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Specialized Website South Asia Peoples
Country India
Region Asia, South
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 11  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States 10
  West Bengal 304,000
  Assam 121,000
  Bihar 93,000
  Odisha 65,000
  Jharkhand 34,000
  Tripura 16,000
  Madhya Pradesh 7,400
  Chhattisgarh 1,400
  Punjab 100
  Meghalaya 100
Website South Asia Peoples
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.
Primary Language Bengali (296,000 speakers)
Language Code ben   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 11
Secondary Languages
Hindi
85,000
Assamese
68,000
Odia
51,000
Bhojpuri
23,000
Maithili
8,300
Magahi
8,100
Angika
700
Chhattisgarhi
700
Kok Borok
200
Surjapuri
100
Primary Language Bengali (296,000 speakers)
Language Code ben   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 11
Secondary Languages
  Hindi 85,000
  Assamese 68,000
  Odia 51,000
  Bhojpuri 23,000
  Maithili 8,300
  Magahi 8,100
  Angika 700
  Chhattisgarhi 700
  Kok Borok 200
  Surjapuri 100
People Groups Speaking Bengali

Primary Language:  Bengali

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible-Portions Yes  (1800-1980)
Bible-New Testament Yes  (1801-1984)
Bible-Complete Yes  (1809-2022)
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