Scheid, Claire S.

Claire S. Scheid: Talom Rukbo and the Donyipolo Yelam Kebang. Restructuring Adi Religious Practices in Arunachal Pradesh, pp. 127-148

This article outlines the structural changes applied by Adi community activists to the indigenous faith of Donyipolo from the mid-1980s to the present. These new methods of worship, designed and implemented following the establishment of a religious gov-erning body known as the Donyipolo Yelam Kebang, comprise processes that constitute a “formalization” or “institutionalization”: the Adi have consciously formatted their faith to mirror the composition of more mainstream religions in an attempt to preserve their heritage and to protect against conversion initiatives.

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