Dosadh Rajput Clan During Mughal Emperor Humayun II 1858-1877
November 2, 1860
Humayun II 1858-1877
The Paswan, also known as Dusadh, are a Dalit community from eastern India. They are found mainly in the states of Bihar, Uttar Pradesh and Jharkhand. The Urdu word Paswan means bodyguard or "one who defends". The origin of the word, per the belief of the community, lies in their participation in the battle against Siraj-ud-daulah, the Nawab of Bengal at the behest of British East India Company, after which they were rewarded with the post of Chowkidars and lathi wielding tax collector for the Zamindars. They follow certain rituals such as walking on fire to assert their valour.
The Dusadh are often employed as village watchmen and messengers Their primary vocation is seeking alms while singing Kapila Mangal and Sitala Mangal songs. Some work in agriculture. They worship Garaya, Baghat, Garam Gossain, Kudra, Barpahar, Manasa, Satbahni, Shiva, Durga, Lakshmi, Sitala and other deities.
Christian workers need to note the extreme poverty of the Dosadh community, and not neglect their material and physical needs.
Christians need to serve these people by helping improve their living conditions. Friendships based upon trust are needed.
Pray for the Christian believers that will someday be found among the Dosadh community, that they will be zealous to know and serve the Lord. Pray they will have good schools available for their children and desire to send their children to school. Pray for an improved standard of living.
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