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<i>ADIVĀSI</i> <sup>1</sup> MOVEMENTS IN THE NORTH‐EAST

Robert Eric Frykenberg

in Christianity in India

Published in print June 2008 | ISBN: 9780198263777
Published online September 2008 | e-ISBN: 9780191714191 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198263777.003.0014

Series: Oxford History of the Christian Church

 ADIVĀSI  1  MOVEMENTS IN THE NORTH‐EAST

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From the mid-19th century onwards, indigenously led conversion movements drew scores of separate tribal (adivāsi) peoples toward Christian faith in all of the eastern mountain frontiers. It is significant that, as a consequence, adivāsi populations in the seven states that now surround Assam Valley are predominantly Christian. Moreover, modern education and literacy in Roman script has not only given them easy cultural access to all of India but to the entire anglophone world. This chapter examines the Nagas, with the hope that this can serve as a representative sample or template for the understanding of other adivāsi tribes. It also briefly summarizes how the Gospel came to other adivāsi peoples.

Keywords: Christians; Indians; Nagas; adivāsi; tribes; Christian movements

Chapter.  16275 words. 

Subjects: History of Christianity

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