2. Research Methodology and Fieldwork Experiences
3. Area and the People
4. Indigenous Traditional Religion
5. Dawn of Christianity
6. Christian Era
7. Continuity and Change
ABOUT THE AUTHOR / EDITOR
Rimai Joy is currently working as Director (Research and Training) at Ardent Foundation under Department of Scientific and Industrial Research (DSIR), Government of India. This foundation is a research and training based organization working for empowerment and upliftment of tribal communities in the Northeast India.
He did his masters and PhD from the Department of Anthropology, University of Delhi. He was a University Teaching Assistant at Delhi University, New Delhi and was Assistant Professor at Amity University, Noida. Besides numbers of national and international research article publications to his credit, he has also published a book Ecological Changes and Its Adaptation among the Lodha Tribe.
Religion is a set of beliefs and practices generally held by an individual and community, involving adherence to codified rituals. Special emphasis of this study is indigenous religion, its organisation and functioning in the traditional and modern context.
This anthropological study maps the traditional indigenous religion of the Tanghkul Naga tribe of Manipur, Northeast India. The research goes back to the history of Tanghkul Nagas to find out about the traditional religion (Hao), its rituals, festivals, customs and practices. Thereafter, it explores the process of change that has occurred with the coming of western missionaries and introduction of Christianity. It studies the correlation, continuity and change in the institution of religion from their traditional Hao religion to Christianity. It further talks about cultural renaissance wherein conscious efforts are being made by the local people to revive their nearly forgotten traditions and culture.