Introduction / HistoryThe Chamar can be looked down on by higher Indian Castes as they do leather work. The Chamar in the Punjab in India are not a Scheduled Caste.
In Malwa in the Punjab, most of the Chamar are Sikhs. They are leather tanners, weavers and work in agriculture. Punjabi and Hindustani is spoken by them. They read and write in Devanagari.
The Chamar in the Punjab are not vegetarians. They eat wheat and rice as cereals. They are exogamous. A dowry is used for marriage. They can divorce if they want to.
The Chamar of the Punjab have birth and marriage rituals and the dead are cremated.
Prayer Points* Pray that the social status of the Chamar will lead to them seeking the love of Jesus Christ and giving their lives to Him.
* Pray that gospel materials will bring them to salvation.
ReferencesSingh, K. S., ed. "India's Communities A-Z", Oxford University Press, USA 1999