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Colonization, Proselytization, and Identity


Colonization, Proselytization, and Identity

The Nagas and Westernization in Northeast India

von: Tezenlo Thong

55,92 €

Verlag: Palgrave Macmillan
Format: PDF
Veröffentl.: 15.10.2016
ISBN/EAN: 9783319439341
Sprache: englisch

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This book examines the formation of identity of the Nagas in northeast India in light of the proselytizing efforts by the Americans and the colonization by the British in their search for control over areas inhabited by the Nagas which were perfect for tea plantations. The author explores the westernization of Naga culture, its effect on the Naga Nationalist movement, and how it has led to the formation of modern Naga identity. As a unique indigenous group, the colonization of the Naga people offers fresh insights into our understanding of the processes and effects of colonization in India, as well as its long-term negative effects, particularly with regards to the preservation of traditional beliefs and customs.
1. IntroductionPart I: The Colonization and Proselytization2. Colonial Tea Plantations and "the Incorrigible Savages"3. Proselytization and Raising "the Savage to a Higher Level"4. The Westernization of Naga Culture Part II: The Pursuit of Naga Ethnic and Political Identity5. The Formation of Modern Naga Identity6. The Naga Identity and Naga Nationalism7. Conclusion
Tezenlo Thong (PhD in Religious and Theological Studies) is a researcher and writer, interested in Indigenous Peoples’ cultural and religious traditions, colonization, proselytization, and colonial/postcolonial studies. He is the author of Progress and Its Impact on the Nagas: A Clash of Worldviews.
This book examines the formation of identity of the Nagas in northeast India in light of the proselytizing efforts by the Americans and the colonization by the British in their search for control over areas inhabited by the Nagas which were perfect for tea plantations. The author explores the westernization of Naga culture, its effect on the Naga Nationalist movement, and how it has led to the formation of modern Naga identity. As a unique indigenous group, the colonization of the Naga people offers fresh insights into our understanding of the processes and effects of colonization in India, as well as its long-term negative effects, particularly with regards to the preservation of traditional beliefs and customs.Tezenlo Thong (PhD in Religious and Theological Studies) is a researcher and writer, interested in Indigenous Peoples’ cultural and religious traditions, colonization, proselytization, and colonial/postcolonial studies. He is the author ofProgress and Its Impact on the Nagas: A Clash of Worldviews.
Offers a unique perspective of colonization in India, through the eyes of an understudied indigenous group, the NagasExamines the effects of colonialism on modern Naga identity formation, particularly with regards to the loss of traditional beliefs and customsStudies how religion and trade came together as joint reinforcing interests of the colonizers

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