Basor in India

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Map Source:  People Group Location: Omid. Other geography / data: GMI. Map Design: Joshua Project
People Name: Basor
Country: India
10/40 Window: Yes
Population: 1,091,000
World Population: 1,091,000
Primary Language: Hindi
Primary Religion: Hinduism
Christian Adherents: 0.00 %
Evangelicals: 0.00 %
Scripture: Complete Bible
Online Audio NT: Yes
Jesus Film: Yes
Audio Recordings: Yes
People Cluster: South Asia Dalit - other
Affinity Bloc: South Asian Peoples
Progress Level:

Introduction / History

Lal or Ram are joined with the given name to signify they are of the Basor caste. There is some dispute regarding whether they are a scheduled caste or Kshatriyas, a community with much higher prestige.

The Basor people live primarily in Madhya Pradesh.

What Are Their Lives Like?

The Basor are generally clustered on the outskirts of a city where they can ply their traditional trade of basket making and bamboo working. The women serve as midwives to the villagers.

What Are Their Beliefs?

The Basor 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.

Almost all Hindus participate in yearly celebrations like Holi, the festival of colors and the start of spring / Diwali, the festival of lights / Navratri, the celebration of autumn / and Rama Navami, Rama's birthday.

What Are Their Needs?

These people need to realize that they cannot please God without being empowered by the Holy Spirit. They cannot have the Holy Spirit without Jesus Christ.

Prayer Points

Pray that the hearts of Basor people will be softened and opened to the gospel.

Pray they will see the true path to hope and eternal salvation through Christ.

Pray that alcoholism would have no power in this community and that the ancient traditions that keep the Basors in bondage would be broken.

Pray that loving believers would be called to proclaim the hope of Jesus in this hopeless place.

Text Source:   Joshua Project