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Peggy Froerer

In: Margins of Faith: Dalit and Tribal Christianity in India

Chapter 6: Christian Piety and the Emergence of Hindu Nationalism in Central India

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Christian Piety and the Emergence of Hindu Nationalism in Central India
Christian piety and the emergence of Hindu nationalism in central India
PeggyFroerer
Introduction

In ‘Mohanpur’, a mixed Hindu/Christian Adivasi village located in rural Chhattisgarh, post-Vatican II inculturation measures, manifested most prominently by the infusion of Christian themes into traditional myths, rituals and festivals, have had limited effect on the piety of the local Oraon Catholic community. Aimed at redressing this situation, more stringent strategies employed by local priests as part of a contemporary ‘civilizing mission’ have sought to transform ‘backward’ Oraon Adivasis into ‘proper’ Christians. These strategies combine a sort of material ‘diabolization’, where a system of ostracism and fines is imposed against those found guilty of participating in shaitan ka kam (Satan's work) and other ‘un-Christian’ ...

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