Dusadh Bahelia 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

The Dusadh claim that a prince, Dushasan, is their forbearer. In 1857, both Hindus and Muslims were revolting against England's East India Company, but the British managed to raise an army partly from the Dosadh people, and they prevailed. This led to the British crown holding far more power in South Asia than ever before.

They have a couple of subgroups one of which is the Bahelia. The Bahelia Dusadh people are primarily in Bihar, but also in Uttar Pradesh, West Bengal, and Odisha. There are a smaller number of them in Bangladesh and Nepal.


What Are Their Lives Like?

Largely because of their low status, these people have had to find creative, though often demeaning ways of making a living. The Dusadh are often employed as village watchmen and messengers. They are famous for catching wild animals, extracting honey from beehives, and making fans from peacock feathers. Others have even lower status jobs such as taking insects off the backs of cattle. Some of them even beg for a living. Some work in agriculture. They are often unemployed because other communities either think they don't have the right agricultural skills or they view them as thieves and criminals.


What Are Their Beliefs?

Hindus among them worship Garaya, Baghat, Garam Gossain, Kudra, Barpahar, Manasa, Satbahni, Shiva, Durga, Lakshmi, Sitala and other deities.


What Are Their Needs?

Christian workers need to note the extreme poverty of the Bahelia Dosadh community, and not neglect their material and physical needs. Christians need to serve these people by helping improve their living conditions.


Prayer Points

Pray for the Christian believers that will someday be found among the Bahelia Dosadh community, that they will be zealous to be discipled and to disciple others.

Pray for an improved standard of living, including better schools and hospitals.

Pray for a movement to Christ among the Bahelia people of India.


Scripture Prayers for the Dusadh Bahelia in India.


References

https://peoplegroupsindia.com/profiles/dosadh/

http://www.globalprayerdigest.org/issue/day/dosadh-people1/

http://www.indpaedia.com/ind/index.php/Dosadh


Profile Source:   Joshua Project  

Additional Info
Global Prayer Digest: 2020-02-12
People Name General Dusadh Bahelia
People Name in Country Dusadh Bahelia
Pronunciation doo-SAHT bah-HEH-lee-ah
Population this Country 817,000
Population all Countries 823,000
Total Countries 2
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group Yes
Pioneer Workers Needed 16
Alternate Names Dhada; Dhara; Dharhi; Dhari; Dhibar; दुसाध बहेलिया
People ID 21477
ROP3 Code 118293
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 5
Largest States
Bihar
678,000
Jharkhand
79,000
Uttar Pradesh
36,000
West Bengal
18,000
Andaman and Nicobar
70
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 5
  Bihar 678,000
  Jharkhand 79,000
  Uttar Pradesh 36,000
  West Bengal 18,000
  Andaman and Nicobar 70
Website South Asia Peoples
Primary Language Hindi (427,000 speakers)
Language Code hin   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 11
Secondary Languages
Bhojpuri
131,000
Maithili
74,000
Magahi
28,000
Bengali
18,000
Nagamese
7,100
Angika
3,700
Sadri, Oraon
1,100
Sadri
200
Kudmali
60
Odia
60
Primary Language Hindi (427,000 speakers)
Language Code hin   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 11
Secondary Languages
  Bhojpuri 131,000
  Maithili 74,000
  Magahi 28,000
  Bengali 18,000
  Nagamese 7,100
  Angika 3,700
  Sadri, Oraon 1,100
  Sadri 200
  Kudmali 60
  Odia 60
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
0.04 %
Christianity  (Evangelical Unknown)
0.02 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
99.94 %
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 G. Noel Cyril - 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