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Understanding Tribal Religion

Tamo Mibang (Editor) Sarit K. Chaudhuri (Editor)
Synopsis This book reflects a maiden effort to textualise various elements of religious beliefs and practices of the tribes of Arunachal Pradesh. It amalgamates both etic and emic perceptions about the complex cultural phenomenon known as religion. It deals with the variegated components starting from mythology, philosophy, oral narratives, indigenous beliefs, festivities, etc. with the paradigm of continuity and change. Undoubtedly this book will enhance our understanding about tribal religion from contemporary perspectives.
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About the author

Tamo Mibang

Tamo Mibang (b. 1955) is now Pro-Vice Chancellor, Arunachal University. He was Head in the Department of Tribal Studies and Dean, Faculty of Social Sciences of Arunachal University from April 1997 to May 2000. He obtained his Masters Degree in History from Gauhati University in 1977 and Ph.D. from Dibrugarh University in 1988. He has authored Social Change in Arunachal Pradesh (The Minyongs) and Adi doying and co-authored An Introduction to Adi Language and Indian Folk Tales in North-East India. Besides, he has co-edited two volumes entitled Arunachal Women and Education and Ethno Medicines of the Tribes of Arunachal Pradesh. He has, to his credit, numerous articles on the tribal life of Arunachal Pradesh. He is an Executive Member in many National, Regional and State Level Bodies. His area of interest is regional history and tribal development of North-East India.

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Bibliographic information

Title Understanding Tribal Religion
Format Hardcover
Date published: 01.01.2004
Edition 1st ed.
Language: English
isbn 8170999456
length viii+247p.