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Author Longkumer, Arkotong.
Title Reform, identity and narratives of belonging : the Heraka movement in Northeast India / Arkotong Longkumer.
Imprint London ; New York : Continuum, 2010.

Author Longkumer, Arkotong.
Series Continuum Advances in Religious Studies
Continuum advances in religious studies.
Subject Zeme (Indic people) -- India -- North Cāchār Hills -- Religion.
Heraka movement.
Group identity -- India -- North Cāchār Hills -- History -- 20th century.
Nationalism -- India -- North Cāchār Hills -- History -- 20th century.
Description 1 online resource (xiv, 258 pages) : illustrations, maps.
polychrome rdacc
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references.
Contents Circling the altar stone : Bhuban Cave and the symbolism of religious traditions -- Millenarianism and refashioning the social fabric -- Changing cosmology and the process of reform -- Negotiating boundaries -- Community imaginings and the ideal of heguangram.
Summary Reform, Identity and Narratives of Belonging focuses on the Heraka, a religious reform movement, and its impact on the Zeme, a Naga tribe, in the North Cachar Hills of Assam, India. Drawing upon critical studies of 'religion', cultural/ethnic identity, and nationalism, archival research in both India and Britain, and fieldwork in Assam, the book initiates new grounds for understanding the evolving notions of 'reform' and 'identity' in the emergence of a Heraka 'religion'. Arkotong Longkumer argues that 'reform' and 'identity' are dynamically inter-related and linked to the revitalisation and n.
Note Print version record.
ISBN 9781441186447 (electronic bk.)
1441186441 (electronic bk.)
OCLC # 613192842
Additional Format Print version: Longkumer, Arkotong. Reform, identity and narratives of belonging. London ; New York : Continuum, 2010 9780826439703 (DLC) 2009025023 (OCoLC)423388246

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