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Abstract : In Northeast India, ethnic and religious conversions may be intimately associated. In the Assam–Meghalaya borderlands, conversions to Christianity throughout the twentieth century introduced a new factor in the interplay of spatial movements and cultural mutations, without fundamentally disrupting its basic principles. It is these complex dynamics that are described in this article through the history of three localities. Epidemics, religious conversions and cultural segmentation largely account for the present distribution of ethnicities.

Keywords : Tiwa Karbi epidemics Assam Meghalaya ethnicity missions migrations





Author: Philippe Ramirez -

Source: https://hal.archives-ouvertes.fr/



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