Introduction / History
The Banik live in Tripura in India. They speak, read and write in Bengali. They are not vegetarians and eat rice as a cereal. They have four groups with the Gandha Banik being the main one.
The Banik arrange adult marriages through discussion and mutual agreement. They believe in monogamy. A widower can marry again. They have birth and marriage rituals and the dead are cremated. Upon the death of the father, the children inherit equal shares.
The Banik work in agriculture, business and trade mainly. Some of them are landowners while others are landless. They are Hindus by religion. Their family deity is Lakshmi and they have other deities too.
* Pray that God will give the Banik dreams and visions leading them to Jesus Christ.
* Pray that the internet and gospel materials will lead them to salvation.
* Pray that Indian Christians will help bring them to Jesus Christ.
Text source: Anonymous