Christianity and Change in North East India

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  • Author :T.B. Subba, Joseph Puthenpurakal, Shaji J. Puykunnel
  • Year of Publication :2009
  • ISBN: :9788180694479
  • Language: :English
  • Binding: :Hard Bound
  • No of Pages: XXI, 362
  • Size: 23 cms
  • Categories: Biblical Studies, North East Indian Studies, Religion

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About the Book :

This compendium of twenty-four papers analyses the role of Christianity in bringing about socio-cultural change in Northeast India. Providing conceptual, regional, community and gender perspectives, it takes stock of cultural change among the tribes of Northeast India, and offers reflections on identity, culture, cultural change and Christianity. The contributors also deliberate on the contribution of Christianity towards development of literacy and education in the region, interface between customary and formal laws and their impact on tribal culture, revival of traditional institutions impacted by Christianity, and the role of women missionaries in the development of female education in the tribal areas.

About Author :

T.B. Subba teaches Anthropology at North-Eastern Hill University (NEHU), Shillong, India and is an expert on cultural and ethnic studies in eastern Himalayas.

Fr. Joseph Puthenpurakal is Professor of Missiology at Secred Heart Theological College. He has spent nearly four decades in Northeast India. Former editor of Mission Today [earlier known as Indian Missiological Review], Prof. Puthenpurakal is presently the director of DBCIC (Don Bosco Centre for Indigenous Cultures), Shillong and Curator of Don Bosco Museum, Mawlai, Shillong.

Fr. Shaji Joseph Puykunnel is Professor of Sacred Scripture and President of Sacred Heart Theological College, Shillong. He is also involved in Caring Ministry, especially on behalf of rickets-affected children in and around Shillong.