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Religion and Politics in Mizoram

 
Synopsis

The discussions in this book arrives us to the understanding that the Nexus of Patriarchy in its desire to create an Ideal Zo Christian State in Mizoram plays the self-proclaimed role of cleansers and sanitizers of the Zo society and thus monitor the Zo community into a faith (Zo Christian) abiding, culture conscious, 'peoplehood' (mihringna). The book shows how the humorous popular aphorism: 'Mizoram-ah chuan Sawrkar a lalber a, Kohhran a thuber' ('In Mizoram the Government is the highest authority, and the Church has the final say') becomes a 'lived experience'. Religion, Politics and 'being Secular' thus converge into a complicated web to conjure a strange concoction of what I call: 'being Zo Christian in an Ideal Zo Christian State in a Secular India'. It is this 'problematic of entanglements, accommodations and circumvents' of Religion and Politics that this book attempts to elaborate.   

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Bibliographic information

Title Religion and Politics in Mizoram
Format Hardcover
Date published: 21.10.2019
Edition 1st ed.
Language: English
isbn 9789353240585
length 650p.