Jaiswal Kalwar in India


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Main Language
Largest Religion
Christian
Evangelical
Progress
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* From latest India census data.
Current Christian values may substantially differ.

Introduction / History

The Jaiswal Kalwar live in central India. Jaiswal is a subgroup of the greater Kalwar community. The name Jaiswal comes from a district in the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh where this people originated. They were traditionally involved in the distillation and sale of liquor. The primary language of the Kalwar is Hindi.


What Are Their Lives Like?

Since the alcohol business was considered degrading by many Hindus and Muslims, the Jaiswal Kalwar became active in other occupations like politics, trade, education, agriculture, law enforcement and the military.


What Are Their Beliefs?

The Jaiswal Kalwar 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?

When Jaiswal become believers in Christ, their families may shun them. They may lose income in their businesses by following Christ. Bibles, literature and radio programs exist in Hindi. Hindu background believers can share with the Jaiswal the blessings of knowing God through Christ.


Prayer Points

Pray the Lord will start a movement of Jaiswal families experiencing God's blessings, spiritually and economically.

Pray for Jaiswal families and communities to discover and embrace the free gift of life found by trusting Christ and his finished work.

Pray that many Jaiswal families will come to love God with their whole being and will walk in His ways as a testimony of Christ's transforming power.


Scripture Prayers for the Kalwar Jaiswal in India.


References

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kalwar_(caste)


Profile Source:   Joshua Project  

Additional Info
Global Prayer Digest: 2020-03-15
People Name General Kalwar Jaiswal
People Name in Country Kalwar Jaiswal
Natural Name Jaiswal Kalwar
Pronunciation jai-SHWAHL KAHL-wahr
Population this Country 1,152,000
Population all Countries 1,159,000
Total Countries 2
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group Yes
Pioneer Workers Needed 23
Alternate Names Jaiswa; कलवार जायसवाल
People ID 21150
ROP3 Code 117973
Country India
Region Asia, South
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 11  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States on file 6
Largest States
Uttar Pradesh
631,000
Bihar
301,000
Chhattisgarh
112,000
Madhya Pradesh
53,000
Jharkhand
45,000
Uttarakhand
1,100
Districts Interactive map, listing and data download
Specialized Website South Asia Peoples
Country India
Region Asia, South
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 11  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States 6
  Uttar Pradesh 631,000
  Bihar 301,000
  Chhattisgarh 112,000
  Madhya Pradesh 53,000
  Jharkhand 45,000
  Uttarakhand 1,100
Website South Asia Peoples
Primary Religion: Hinduism
Major Religion Percent *
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.00 %)
0.00 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
100.00 %
Islam
0.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
0.00 %
* From latest India census data.
Current Christian values may substantially differ.
Primary Language Hindi (643,000 speakers)
Language Code hin   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 16
Secondary Languages
(only 15 largest shown)
Bhojpuri
170,000
Chhattisgarhi
65,000
Awadhi
30,000
Maithili
29,000
Magahi
13,000
Kanauji
10,000
Bagheli
4,200
Bengali
2,600
Bundeli
1,500
Angika
1,300
Bhatri
600
Garhwali
300
Kumaoni
200
Sadri
60
Odia
40
Primary Language Hindi (643,000 speakers)
Language Code hin   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 16
Secondary Languages (only 15 largest shown)
  Bhojpuri 170,000
  Chhattisgarhi 65,000
  Awadhi 30,000
  Maithili 29,000
  Magahi 13,000
  Kanauji 10,000
  Bagheli 4,200
  Bengali 2,600
  Bundeli 1,500
  Angika 1,300
  Bhatri 600
  Garhwali 300
  Kumaoni 200
  Sadri 60
  Odia 40
People Groups Speaking Hindi

Primary Language:  Hindi

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible-Portions Yes  (1806-1962)
Bible-New Testament Yes  (1811-1998)
Bible-Complete Yes  (1835-2019)
Bible-NT Audio Online
Bible-NT Text Online
Possible Print Bibles
Amazon
World Bibles
Forum Bible Agencies
National Bible Societies
World Bible Finder
Virtual Storehouse
Resource Type Resource Name Source
Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching Global Recordings Network
Audio Recordings DAVAR Partners recording, Old Testament DAVAR Partners International
Audio Recordings Online Audio Scripture Talking Bibles
Audio Recordings Online New Testament Faith Comes by Hearing
Audio Recordings Online New Testament Faith Comes by Hearing
Audio Recordings Online New Testament Faith Comes by Hearing
Audio Recordings Online New Testament Faith Comes by Hearing
Audio Recordings Online New Testament Faith Comes by Hearing
Audio Recordings Online New Testament Faith Comes by Hearing
Audio Recordings Oral Bible stories One Story
Audio Recordings Story of Jesus audio Jesus Film Project
Film / Video Following Jesus video Jesus Film Project
Film / Video God's Story video God's Story
Film / Video Indigitube.tv Video / Animation Create International
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Hindi Jesus Film Project
Film / Video Love letter to you from scripture Father's Love Letter
Film / Video LUMO film of Gospels Bible Media Group/LUMO
Film / Video Magdalena video Jesus Film Project
Film / Video My Last Day video, anime Jesus Film Project
Film / Video Rivka video Jesus Film Project
Photo Source Anonymous 
Map Source People Group Location: Omid. Other geography / data: GMI. Map Design: Joshua Project  
Profile Source Joshua Project  
Data Sources Data is compiled from various sources. Read more