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History of Religion in Tripura

Projit Kumar Palit (Author)
Synopsis Tripura in the land of 'chaturdasa-devata' (fourteen gods and goddesses) in the North-Eastern India, where in diverse civilizations, religions and cultures met in the past. Various religions like Buddhism, Brahmanism and Indigenous Tribal religions are prevalent in different parts of Tripura from very earliest times. Tripura became an important center of Buddhism from the first decade of 6th century A.D. and Tantric Buddhism flourished from 8th century A.D. onwards, especially with the tribal folks of Maghs and Chakmas. The immigration of plain land people mark the rise of Brahmanism. The religious history of Tripura prior to 12th century A.D. is mixed up with the religious history of ancient Sylhet, Samatata, Noakhalli, Chittagong and other neighbouring states of North Easter India. Various schools of Hinduism like Saivism, Vaisanavism, Saktism, etc. flourished here with conspicuous regional imprint during the medieval period. Side by side, tribal religion, with its faith and beliefs, rites and rituals were also prevalent as non-Brahmanical religious system in the region. All these played a vital role in building the characteristic features of the religious and cultural aspect of this tiny hilly tract of North-Eastern India.
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About the author

Projit Kumar Palit

Projit Kumar Palit (b. 1967) received his post-graduate degree in Ancient Indian History, Culture and Archaeology from Visva-Bharati, Santiniketan. He specializes in various aspects of North-Eastern India, and received Ph.D. degree. He had also dexterously executed a number of research projects sponsored by the The Asiatic Society of Bangladesh; The Ministry of Culture, Government of India and Tribal Research Institute, Government of Tripura. His various writings have been published in several reputed journals both in and outside India and has a vast experience of attending a number of National and International seminars. He has worked as a Post-doctoral Research Scholar on History of Art in Tripura, at Ramakrishna Mission Institute of Culture, Golpark, Kolkata, and was also associated with the editorial work of most prestigious publication of this Institute, i.e., the Cultural Heritage, Art – Vol. VII, and – Modern India, Vol. VIII. He has a wide range of teaching experience and also served as the Principal of Mohananda B.Ed. College. Presently , he is working as Lecturer in History, the Belonia Government College, Tripura.

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Bibliographic information

Title History of Religion in Tripura
Format Hardcover
Date published: 01.01.2004
Edition 1st ed.
Publisher Kaveri Books
Language: English
isbn 8174790640
length xiv+242p., References; Bibliography; Index; 23cm.
Subjects History