BJP and Donyi-Polo: New Challenges to Christianity in Arunachal Pradesh and Northeast India

Located on the disputed border with China, Arunachal Pradesh is the most remote of India’s northeastern states. Christianity is growing there—from 1 percent in 1971 to 30 percent in 2011—but that number may have reached a plateau. Arunachal Pradesh is undergoing rapid sociocultural change. While Hin...

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Published in:International bulletin of mission research
Main Author: Daughrity, Dyron B. (Author)
Format: Electronic Article
Language:English
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Published: Sage Publishing 2022
In: International bulletin of mission research
Further subjects:B Hindutva
B Nyishi
B Donyi-Polo
B RSS
B Arunachal Pradesh
B Adivasis
B BJP
B Hinduism
B Talom Rukbo
B India
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Summary:Located on the disputed border with China, Arunachal Pradesh is the most remote of India’s northeastern states. Christianity is growing there—from 1 percent in 1971 to 30 percent in 2011—but that number may have reached a plateau. Arunachal Pradesh is undergoing rapid sociocultural change. While Hinduism is not well-established in the region, there is tremendous interest in a relatively new religion called Donyi-Polo. Some Hindus argue Donyi-Polo is actually a branch of Hinduism, and they are having some success in making this claim. This article explores the changing religious, political, and cultural dynamics of Arunachal Pradesh.
ISSN:2396-9407
Contains:Enthalten in: International bulletin of mission research
Persistent identifiers:DOI: 10.1177/2396939320951563