Barkataki-Ruscheweyh, Meenaxi

Meenaxi Barkataki-Ruscheweyh: Best of All Worlds: Rangfraism. The New Institutionalized Religion of the Tangsa Community in Northeast India, pp. 149-167

In recent years, elites in many small ethnic communities in northeast India have made attempts to revive, reform and institutionalize their traditional religious practices in order to stem the tide of conversion to world religions and also to use their new religion as a marker for their ethnic identity. In this paper, I focus on the small Tangsa community, living in the northeast Indian states of Assam and Arunachal Pradesh, and try to understand the processes and intentions that underlie the form­ation of their new reformed religion called Rangfraism.

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