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Darzi (Hindu traditions) in Pakistan

Darzi (Hindu traditions)

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Darzi (Hindu traditions) in Pakistan

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Introduction / History
The Darzi originally lived in Central Asia and migrated to India long ago. An Indian legend says that the god Parasurama was pursuing two brothers to destroy them and they found haven in a Hindu temple. A priest hid them and gave one brother the task of sewing dresses and the other dyeing cloth. The Darzi are said to be the descendants of the first brother and therefore, Darzis are most commonly tailors. Though the majority are Hindu, about one-third have converted to Islam.

Where are they located?
Uttar Pradesh has the largest population of Darzis, but there are sizable populations in several states of India.

What are their lives like?
Typically, Darzis work in cities and towns practicing their trade of dying, sewing, and making clothing. They sell their clothes in shops and in village markets. Some of them sell ready-made clothes. Darzi women are very adept at embroidery.

They are endogamous, that is, they marry within their group. Darzi young people marry as adults. Monogamy or marriage to one spouse is the general rule while polygamy is accepted. Families often arrange marriages to cement clan ties.

Darzis occupy a middle ground of social status. As tailors they enjoy close relations with other tradesmen. Girls are not encouraged to get an education. Boys strive to obtain a higher education. When they do, they often rise above the status of a tailor.

What are their beliefs?
Because of the Darzi's openness to business and upward social status, there is a great opportunity to offer outside assistance to develop new markets and ways to help them grow their businesses. Pray that the church can love the Darzi people like God does, enough to offer micro loans and other development programs.

What are their needs?
Most Darzi are Hindu, the predominant religion of India, but many are Muslim. Many of them are part of the Namdev Sect, which was founded in the 12th or 13th century by a tailor. The Hindus often worship Shiva, Shakti, Kali, Durga, Chandi, and Bhawani. Like other business communities, they are fond of Ganesh, the god who helps one overcome obstacles. Ganesh is especially important to a Darzi who is starting a business since he offers an auspicious start. Darzis often bow to their tools at the beginning of the work day to ensure a profitable day. Like other Hindus they make pilgrimages to holy Hindu temples and shrines. They celebrate the major Hindu holidays of Holi, the spring and color festival, Dwali, the festival of lights and Janamashtami, Krishna's birthday.

Prayer Points
Pray for workers to go to the Darzi people, and for their hearts to be ready to receive their Savior.
Pray for networks of believing families and fellowships that will throw the doors open for others to follow Jesus.
Pray for the Lord to bless the families among the Darzi communities with His presence and mercy.
Pray for believers among this people group to disciple others who will disciple still others.
Pray for Bible believing fellowships and churches among the Hindu and Muslim Darzi people.

References
https://joshuaproject.net/people_groups/17513/IN
https://peoplegroupsindia.com/profiles/darzi/
http://www.globalprayerdigest.org/issue/day/2014/10/08
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Darzi
https://ipfs.io/ipfs/QmXoypizjW3WknFiJnKLwHCnL72vedxjQkDDP1mXWo6uco/wiki/Darzi.html

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Country: Pakistan
Continent: Asia
Region: Asia, South
Persecution Rank:8 (Only top 50 ranked, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
10/40 Window: Yes
Population in Country:20,000
Largest Provinces:
Sindh (19,000)Balochistan (300)
   
 
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  Peoples [3]
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People Name in Country: Darzi (Hindu traditions)
People Name General: Darzi (Hindu traditions)
Alternate People Names:
AujiBhavasar Kshatriya
Bhavsar KshatriyaChhipa
ChippiChippollu
DarjiDarzi
Gujarati DarziIdrasi
IdrisiIdrissi
KhayyatLilari
LilgarMavi
ROP3 Code: 111889
Joshua Project People ID: 16673
Indigenous: Yes
Population in Country: 20,000
Population all Countries: 2,493,000
Least-Reached: Yes
   
 
Affinity Bloc: South Asian Peoples
People Cluster: South Asia Hindu - other
People Name General: Darzi (Hindu traditions)
Ethnic Code: CNN25
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Language
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Primary Language: Sindhi (14,000 Speakers)
Language Code (ISO): snd    Ethnologue Listing
Secondary Languages:
Dhatki (6,100)Marwari (400)
Kacchi (300)Saraiki (200)
Total Languages: 5
   
 
Religion [4]
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Primary Religion: Hinduism
Major Religions:
Buddhism0.00 % 
Christianity0.00 %(Evangelical: 0.00 %)
Ethnic Religions0.00 % 
Hinduism100.00 % 
Islam0.00 % 
Non-Religious0.00 % 
Other / Small0.00 % 
Unknown0.00 % 
Christianity Segments:
Anglican0.00 %
Independent0.00 %
Protestant0.00 %
Orthodox0.00 %
Other Christian0.00 %
Roman Catholic0.00 %
 
(Evangelicals distributed across Christianity segments)
   
 
Progress Indicators [5]
Progress Scale[6]   Few evangelicals and few who claim to be Christians. Little, if any, history of Christianity.
Least-Reached: Yes
 
 
Bible Translation Status
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Bible Portions: 1825-1981
New Testament:
1890-1992Audio
Complete Bible: 1954
Possible Bible Sources: Forum of Bible Agencies
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Audio RecordingsMegaVoice Audio Bible and Stories
Audio RecordingsAudio Bible teaching
Audio RecordingsOnline New Testament
Audio RecordingsRecorded oral Bible
Audio RecordingsStory of Jesus audio
Film / VideoIndigitube.tv Video / Animation
Film / VideoJesus Film: view in Sindhi
Film / VideoMagdalena video
Film / VideoThe Hope Video
Film / VideoThe Prophets' Story
GeneralBible for Children
GeneralBiblical answers to your questions
GeneralGospel resources links
GeneralGospel website in this language
Mobile AppDownload audio Bible app as APK file
Text / Printed MatterBible: Sindhi
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