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Author Longkumer, Arkotong.

Title Reform, identity and narratives of belonging : the Heraka movement in Northeast India / Arkotong Longkumer
Published London ; New York : Continuum, 2010
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Description 1 online resource (xiv, 258 pages) : illustrations, maps
Series Continuum Advances in Religious Studies
Continuum advances in religious studies.
Contents Circling the altar stone : Bhuban Cave and the symbolism of religious traditions -- Millenarianism and refashioning the social fabric -- Changing cosmology and the process of reform -- Negotiating boundaries -- Community imaginings and the ideal of heguangram
Summary Reform, Identity and Narratives of Belonging focuses on the Heraka, a religious reform movement, and its impact on the Zeme, a Naga tribe, in the North Cachar Hills of Assam, India. Drawing upon critical studies of 'religion', cultural/ethnic identity, and nationalism, archival research in both India and Britain, and fieldwork in Assam, the book initiates new grounds for understanding the evolving notions of 'reform' and 'identity' in the emergence of a Heraka 'religion'. Arkotong Longkumer argues that 'reform' and 'identity' are dynamically inter-related and linked to the revitalisation and n
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references
Notes Print version record
Subject Group identity -- India -- North Cāchār Hills -- History -- 20th century
Heraka movement.
Nationalism -- India -- North Cāchār Hills -- History -- 20th century
Zeme (Indic people) -- India -- North Cāchār Hills -- Religion
Form Electronic book
ISBN 1441186441 (electronic bk.)
9781441186447 (electronic bk.)