Did the Taga lose Brahmin high caste status, or did they abandon it when they adopted farming? Whatever the answer, today they run modern family farms, and as a people group, they are divided into two divisions. Other Tagas have left farming for the professions and civil service in the city. Although they are seen as 100 percent Hindu, a small number go as pilgrims to Sufi Muslim sites.
Their tendency to live on family farms isolates them. They are virtually anonymous in urban Delhi, making it very hard to reach them.
Those engaged in civil service and the professions in urban Delhi are accessible to Christian witness in the workplace. Most Tagas are literate, so literature and the JESUS Film are outreach options. Rural Tagas may be reached at the markets. Those in the universities can be reached by campus Christian fellowships.
"O Lord, I give my life to you. I trust in you, my God! Do not let me be disgraced, or let my enemies rejoice in my defeat." Psalm 25:1-2
Pray for many from today’s people group to give their entire lives to God.
Pray that the Church will recognize the need to evangelize Tagas and develop strategies to reach them in both rural and urban Delhi. Pray that Delhi Bible Fellowship and the university's Christian fellowship group will seek out Tagas and take Christ to them.
|People Name||Taga (Hindu traditions)|
|Online Audio NT||No|
|Christ Followers||Few, less than 2%|