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Chapter 8: Contradiction and Change in the Mizo Church
Nowhere in the north-east has the spread of Christianity been as rapid as in Mizoram, to the extent, that in the span of a century, Mizo society underwent not merely significant changes, but emerged as a fundamentally transformed society. Further, Mizoram distinguishes itself from its other north-eastern cousins by its high literacy rates (second only to Kerala, the most literate state in India) and also in the church being closely intertwined with the State, which is not the case in the other north-eastern states.1
In this essay, my aim is to understand Christianity in Mizoram both in its historicity and contemporaneity, and in a comparative perspective. Mizoram has been selected for separate analysis ...