Christianity in North East India

historical perspectives by F. S. Downs

Publisher: Indian Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge, Publisher: Christian Literature Centre in Delhi, Gauhati

Written in English
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Statementby Frederick S. Downs.
LC ClassificationsBR1155 .D69 1983
The Physical Object
Paginationxi, 309 p. :
Number of Pages309
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL3007525M
LC Control Number84901057

  The percentage of Christians in all of Northeast India is below 20%. Tripura and Andhra Pradesh are % Christian. Sikkim and Assam, 3%; Manipur at 43%; Meghalaya, 65%; Mizoram, 86% and Nagaland with 87% Christian. Sino-Tibetan speaking people began to infiltrate into the region as early as the third millennium B.C. Christianity is one of the religions that is not originated in India, but has a glorious relationship with the country and its people. The legend behind the introduction of Christianity in India states that in AD 52, St. Thomas sailed from Eastern Asia and was first to convert many Indians into Christians. The Tribal Religious Traditions In North East India Top results of your surfing The Tribal Religious Traditions In North East India Start Download Portable Document Format (PDF) and E-books (Electronic Books) Free Online Rating News / is books that can provide inspiration, insight, knowledge to the reader. Chotes are sparsely distributed in these Districts of Manipur. The Nagas are speaking different dialects and different cultures and traditions but they were more similar to one another than the rest of the Indian people. Alastair Lamb writes in his.

F.S. Downs, Christianity in North East India: Historical Perspectives, Gauhati, , pp. ff. “Though it was the hope of gain that brought the Portuguese adventurers to India, it was also the purpose of their kings to promote the spread of Christianity . Christianity as it means to them is powerful in a rustic way. they know nothing but god and Jesus christ and starting somewhat of a mind-war with people in a humurous way. by vaibhav aksh.   The origin and development of Christianity in Churachandpur cannot be discussed a part from the history of the Evangelical Congregational Church of India (the erstwhile North East India General Mission) because this is the first church that was established and that many churches that have sprang up over the years are related to this church in. The present book is a compilation of the papers presented during the seminar on Family and Clan in Tribal Societies of North East India jointly organised by North .

The Surprisingly Early History of Christianity in India Modern Syrian Christians of Kerala believe that the Apostle Thomas visited in A.D. 52 to baptize their ancestors.   In Christian Nagaland, indigenous religion of pre-Christian Nagas withstands test of time Overwhelmingly outnumbered by a growing Christian population in a predominantly Christian state, some Nagas are steadfastly holding on to the indigenous faith and practices of their forefathersAuthor: Kallol Dey.   Christianity UNDER ATTACK: Week of HORROR in India as worshippers suffer Easter attacks a state in north-east India, proposed making Good Friday a ‘normal working day’, even though.

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Christianity in the Northeast. In The Assamese Christians Dr Manjula Hussain makes a consolidated study of the spread of Christianity among the people of various ethnic communities of Northeast India. The book traces the religion from its introduction and inception in the region to the present day, with special focus on the Assamese Christians.

As far as the history of Christianity in North India is concerned, I find this volume disappointing. Christianity in North India is referred to, in a passing manner, in less than two pages (ppout of about pages of the text), which deals Cited by: ‘Nagaland for Christ’ and ‘Jesus Saves’ are familiar slogans prominently displayed on public transport and celebratory banners in Nagaland, north-east India.

They express an idealization of Christian homogeneity that belies the underlying tensions and negotiations between Christian and non-Christian by: 5.

Christianity in North East India: historical perspectives Frederick Sheldon Downs Indian Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge, - History - pages. Genre/Form: Church history: Additional Physical Format: Online version: Downs, F.S. (Frederick Sheldon), Christianity in North East India. Delhi: Indian Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge ; Gauhati: Christian Literature Centre, History of Christianity in North East India has been considered by many as no history of their own.

In this paper the author proved the reader that history of Christianity of NEI has its history. Buy Christianity in North East India: Historical Perspectives by F. S Downs (ISBN:) from Amazon's Book Store.

Everyday low prices and free delivery on eligible : F. S Downs. The writer, author of eight books and numerous articles, is a professor at the history department in Manipur university, India.

He was also president of Northeast India History Association, visiting professor at Dibrugarh University, Assam, and visiting fellow at Korea Foundation, South Korea. The Hmar people belonged to the Kuki-Chin-Mizo group of the Tibeto-Burman and were scattered throughout North- East India.

Before the advent of Christianity in this region, they practiced an animistic religion. The Hmar community remained almost Size: KB.

Christianity in North East India book A CHURCH GROWTH STUDY OF CHURCHES " IN NORTH EAST INDIA A Thesis Presented to The Faculty of the Graduate School Abilene Christian University In Partial Fulfillment of the Requirements for the Degree Naster of Science by Clinton B:rnzle., August LIBRARY ABILENE CHRISTIAN tJNIVERSITV ABiLE'IE,-~.,File Size: 7MB.

Cunville, ordained a minister by the ,member Presbyterian Church in North East India, produced documents alleging that three Christian churches in Arunachal Pradesh were burned in.

The total number of Catholics in north east India as of stands at 1, adherents with parishes with more than chapels/mission/ churches/congregations as per the statistics mentioned below.

By H.K. Barpujari. This review of this book The American Missionaries and North-East India () is written by one who served from to as the Area Secretary of the American Baptist Foreign Mission Society (a.k.a. Board of International Ministries of the American Baptist Churches) for South those 16 years he had the oversight off the work and.

Northeast India forms a major region of Christian concentration in India today. Of the crore Christians counted in78 lakh are in the northeast (including Assam). Society and culture in North-East India: a Christian perspective / B.

Pakem. Tribal Women. Status of tribal women in North-East India: perspectives and realities / Juanita War. --Status and role of women: (A case study of Thankhul women) / Lucy Thomas Vashum. Youth in North-East India. History of the Council of Baptist Churches in North East India: The Mission Period (Gauhati: Christian Literature Center, ), 16 Jesuit missionaries, Frs.

Stephen Cacella and John Cabral were said to have traveled to Goalpara and Kamrup in Assam looking for a passage to Tibet and China. Milton S. Sangma (History of American. Catholic beliefs and practices have been important factors in drawing tribal peoples to the Catholic Church in north-east India, where Christianity has grown phenomenally.

Speaking to Catholic charity Aid to the Church in Need (ACN), Fr. Thomas Manjaly of Shiolong Diocese revealed how Catholic beliefs and practices such as praying for the dead have proved. In India, Christian Population is millions as per latest figure of Census which is about % of total Indian Population.

Christianity is dominant religion in North East states of Nagaland, Mizoram, Meghalaya and Manipur while they make substantial population in states of Arunachal Pradesh.

Books shelved as northeast-india: Writing on the Wall by Sanjoy Hazarika, Makam by Rita Chowdhury, A History of Assam by Edward Albert Gait, Rendezvous w. History of Christianity in India, Volume IV, Part 2: Tamilnadu in the Nineteenth and Twentieth Centunes, by Hugald Grafe (); and History of Christianity in India, Vol.

5: North East India in the Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries (), both by Frederick S. Downs. CHAT also publishes the Indian Church History Size: KB. The Making of the Bible () by Zhodi Angami; Christology in Context: A Tribal Indigenous Appraisal of North East India (), by Yangkahao Vashum; Fables, Folktales and Folklores edited by Phanenmo Kath & Esther Jish Kath; Tribal Theology: Revisiting the Naga Traditional Worldview (), by Lovely Awomi James; Keeping Faith: An Integrative Model of Christian.

However, unfortunately the author glaringly omits any chapter on Islam or Christianity as it is practised in North-East India. Though I keep referring to North-East the author mostly sticks to Assam, besides a few chapters on Buddhism in which he discusses some tribes from Arunachal Pradesh.

The religious demography of NE India is v diverse. States like Assam, Sikkim and Tripura have a Hindu majority, Arunachal has a Hindu-Buddhist majority, Manipur has a near about parity b/w Hindu and Christians, the Imphal valley Hindu but the hill.

De and her colleague, Bidisha Chakraborty, have worked on the book. And the dry title notwithstanding, it is teeming with tales of the East India Company’s foray into the Northeast in the mid-nineteenth century. How its officials went about it, the way they negotiated with the ways of the tribes, how they studied them and manipulated : Moumita Chaudhuri.

About the Book The vast socio-economic and cultural diversity of the north-east region of India remains a largely unexplored area of academic research.

Within it, the status of women continues to be a neglected aspect. This book contributes to the slowly expanding body of literature on the subject of the status of women in the seven North-Eastern States of India, viz.

Assam. HISTORY OF CHRISTIAN MISSIONS IN INDIA This chapter proposes to give a brief survey of the history of West Asia and the East. The land routes reached parts of North India, while the Sea routes reached the coast of Kerala and other parts of 1 E.

Tisserant, Eastern Christianity in India. Christ and North-East India. by Francois Gautier The Indian Express. Novem Jesus Christ was a great avatar of Love in the history of humanity and his message of compassion, charity, of caring for one and another, is even more relevant today, in this fast and merciless civilization of ours, than it was 20 centuries ago, when people were more simple and living.

CONVERSION OF HINDUS IN INDIA MEANS TO BACK AGAIN THE CHRISTIAN RULES. The ill got conspiracy of Conversion of Hindus into Christianity in all over India has been perpetuated in entire North East including Manipur.

My suggestion is to Beware of Dogs, sorry Christian Evangelists. They may bite on your religious body. "If God cannot save me and my village from my enemy's attack, I will make idols and worship them." An anonymous vilager (Manipur, India) The introduction of Christianity by missionaries in North-East India, without ignoring the positive contribution, failed to provide a sound theological foundation for the people of this region in their quest for identity and : Paperback.

Christianity thus came to the hills of the North-east as a consequence of administrative policy. 2 The Welsh Presbyterian Mission introduced the Roman script and showed greater zeal for proselytising, as did the American Baptists, who encouraged the Assamese language and script.

The abolition of East India Company’s powers in gave a fillip to. [9] F. S. Downs, History of Christianity in India: North East India in the 19 th and 20 th Centuries, ,;F.

S. Downs, Essays on Christianity in North East India, op. cit., N. Natarajan, The Missionaries among the Khasis, Delhi, ;John H Morris, History of the Welsh Calvinistic Methodists’ Foreign to the end of the yearreprinted Indus Publishers, New Delhi, ;.

North-East India is a term that usually refers to the seven states of Assam, Nagaland, Manipur, Tripura, Meghalaya, Mizoram and Arunachal Pradesh. Sikkim and the Darjeeling district of West Bengal belong to it geographically but are not normally included though often associated with the North East India Christian Council.

Here is one such passage from a book written by James Vaughan, a missionary who spent 19 years in Calcutta, writing about the coming total victory of Christianity in India.