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Cultural Identity of the Nagas Amidst Tribal Theology and Globalisation
Authorship Description
A. S. Pillarson.
Bibliographical Details xxxii, 316 p. 25 cm.
Edition, Place & Publisher 1st ed. New Delhi, Christian World Imprints.
ISBN-10 9351486028
ISBN-13 9789351486022, 978-9351486022
Year of Publication 2022.
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The line of reasoning in this book is that cultural identity of the Nagas is in great danger in the processes of globalisation, hybridisation and the multiculturality of the present societies for which something must be done to preserve, promote and popularise the Naga/Tribals cultural identity. It maintains that the holistic concept of Tribals/ Naga worldview is congenial for the contextualisation of the Gospel and made an attempt to construct Christian Tribal Theology of Identity. It will be relevant for any researchers and general readers, who are interested on the issues of the indigenous people like the Nagas.



Chapter 1: Review of Literature, The Problem and Research Methodology

1. Review of Literatures

   1.1. Theoretical Overview
   1.2. Problems of the Nagas in North-east India
   1.3. Cultural Identity
   1.4. Nagas, Globalisation and Theology
   1.5. Indigenous Christian Tribal Theology

2. Research Background

3. Statement of the Problem

4. Need and Significance of the Study

5. Objectives of the Study

6. Methodology

7. Limitation of the Study

Chapter 2: Profile of the Study Area and Participants

2.1. The Background
2.2. Manipur Tribals
2.3. Profile of the Study Districts
2.4. Profile of the Respondents

Chapter 3: Naga Worldview

3.1. Origin of the Nagas
3.2. Ancient and Contemporary Naga Society
3.3. Evolution of Identity
3.4. Naga Political Life
3.5. Social Life
3.6. Economic Life
3.7. Religious Life
3.8. Cultural Life of the Nagas
3.9. Naga Costume and Ornaments
3.10. Naga Dance
3.11. Naga Languages and Dialects
3.12. Music and Worship
3.13. Architecture and Naga Cultural Artefacts
3.14. Naga Festivals
3.15. Feast of Merit

Chapter 4: Nagas: Cultural Identity and Influence of Globalisation

4.1. The Context
4.2. Modernisation and Westernisation
4.3. Culture Change and Globalisation
4.4. Western Missionaries and Erosion of Naga C ultural Identity
4.5. Christianity and Naga Cultural Identity
4.6. Naga Culture and Globalisation
4.7. British Cultural Policy Vis-à-Vis Cultural Policy of Manipur Government
4.8. The Role of Cultural Identity in the Formation of Naga Identity
4.9. Globalisation and Naga Cultural Identity in North-east India
4.10. Measures to Safeguard Naga Cultural Identity

Chapter 5: Nagas and Christian Tribal Theology of Identity

5.1. Perceiving the North-east India Tribal Reality
5.2. The Necessity of Indigenous Christian Tribal Theology
5.3. Methodological Consideration
5.4. Issues in Tribal Theology
5.5. The Future of Tribal Theology
5.6. Developing Indigenous Christian Tribal Theology of Identity
5.7. Biblical Foundation for Constructing Indigenous Christian Tribal Theology of Identity

6. Conclusion

6.1. Nagas’ Origin and their Migration
6.2. Factors Responsible for the Erosion of Naga Cultural Identity
6.3. Naga Cultural Identity Crisis
6.4. The Missionaries but not Christianity Discarded the Naga Cultural Identity
6.5. Gender Equality and Patriarchal Society
6.6. Naga Communitarian Worldview: An Alternative to the Capitalist Worldview
6.7. Culture and Tradition are Fundamental Rights of the Nagas
6.8. Formation of Naga Identity in Manipur
6.9. Western Missionaries and the Desertion of Naga Indigenous Music
6.10. Morung and Globalised World
6.11. Naga Cultural Identity ‘Versus’ or ‘and’ Christianity?
6.12. Westernisation and the Loss of the Significance of Naga Festivals
6.13. Sublimation of Elements of Naga Cultural Identities
6.14. Jesus of Nazareth becomes Naga Jesus
6.15. Christian Tribal Theology to the Naga Population
6.16. Neglecting of Naga Cultural Identity and the Future Generation of Nagas
6.17. Naga Cultural Identity is Naga Identity
6.18. Proposals

7. Bibliography

7.1. Primary Sources
7.2. The Indian Government Records
7.3. Secondary Sources

8. Appendices

8.1. Appendix 1: Survey Questionnaire
8.2. Appendix 2: Semi-Structured Personal Interview Schedule
8.3. Appendix 3: Focus Group Discussions Schedule

Dr. A. S. Pillarson did his B.Th. (1991) at Eastern Theological College, Jorhat; BD (1997) and M.Th. (2001) at United Theological College, Bangaluru; M.Phil. (2011) and PhD (2020) at Pondicherry Central University, Puducherry.Some of his articles have been published in both national and international Journals.

He has been teaching as Lecturer in some theological colleges. Since January 2021 he has been on the Faculty of Asian Institute of Theology, Dimapur. He is married to Mrs. T. Kikanaro Jamir, Retd. Head Mistress, Government Higher Secondary School, Chumukedima, Dimapur, Nagaland, India.





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