Religion and Philosophy
India, Donyi-Polo, Hinduism, Arunachal Pradesh, BJP, Hindutva, Nyishi, Talom Rukbo, RSS, Adivasis
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.
International Bulletin of Mission Research
Daughrity, D. B. (2022). BJP and Donyi-Polo: New Challenges to Christianity in Arunachal Pradesh and Northeast India. International Bulletin of Mission Research, 46(2), 234-246. https://doi.org/10.1177/2396939320951563