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082 _a954.165
100 _aChophy, G. Kanato
245 _aChristianity and politics in tribal India : Baptist missionaries and Naga nationalism
260 _bPermanent Black,
_aRanikhet :
300 _axviii, 460 p. ;
_bill., (b & w), map,
_c22 cm
365 _b795.00
504 _aIncludes bibliographical references and index.
520 _aThrough an ethnohistorical study of the Nagas—a congeries of tribes inhabiting the Indo-Myanmar frontier—this book explores an unusually interesting region of India that is all too often seen as peripheral. G. Kanato Chophy provides a distinct vantage point for understanding the Nagas in relation to colonialism, missionary encounters, identity politics, and cultural change, all seamlessly woven around American Baptist mission history in this region. The book also analyses India's cacophonous postindependence democracy in order to delineate multifaith issues, multiculturalism, and ethnicity-based political movements. Within the West, episodic memories of the "Great Awakening," a significant landmark in the history of Protestantism, have faded into archival records. But among the Nagas of the Indo-Myanmar highlands, Baptist Christianity persists as the dominant religion, influencing the daily lives of nearly three million people. Focusing variously on evangelical faith, missionary zeal, ethnic identities, political struggle, and complex culture wars, Christianity and Politics in Tribal India is an original and major study of how Protestant missions changed the history and destiny of a tribal community in one of the unlikeliest regions of South Asia.
650 _aIndia Baptist Missions
650 _aIndia, Northeastern History
650 _aNaga South Asian People
650 _aReligion Naga
650 _aAmerican Baptist
650 _a Angami
650 _a Assam
650 _aBurma
650 _aCatholic
650 _aDiversity
650 _aEthnonationalism
650 _a Godhula
650 _aHeraka
650 _aIdentity
650 _aIndo-Mynmar
650 _aJadonang
650 _a Konyak
650 _a Lotha Nagas
650 _aManipur
650 _aSalvation
650 _aZeliang Nagas
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