Kayastha Karan of India
People Name: Kayastha Karan
Country: India
Language: Bengali
Population: 523,000
Unreached: Yes
People Cluster: South Asia Hindu - Kayastha
Primary Religion: Hinduism
% Adherents: 0.00 %
% Evangelical: 0.00 %
Progress Status: 1.0
Profile provided by:

Joshua Project
PO Box 62614
Colorado Springs, CO 80962
United States


Introduction / History
The Kayastha Karan are not vegetarians. The word Karan comes from the word meaning scribe which was their traditional work.

In Orissa the Karan have some cousin marriages. A dowry is given. Divorce is allowed and so is marrying again. They are landowners who work mainly in agriculture. Modern medicines and family planning are used by them. Hinduism is their religion. They are educated. They speak, read and write in Oriya.

In West Bengal the Karan speak, read and write in Bengali. They are culturally similar to those in Orissa.

In Bihar they speak Maithili and Hindi and read and write in Devanagari. They are monogamous. Divorce is not allowed unless the wife cannot have children and widowers can marry again. Many work in government and private service. Some are self-employed too.

Prayer Points
* Pray that gospel materials and the internet will lead them to Jesus Christ.
* Pray that Indian Christians will help lead them to salvation.

Kayastha Karan of India