CONTENTS:- 1. Key note address/Tamo Mibang. I. Tribal religion: 2. Religious history of Arunachal Pradesh/Oshong Ering. 3. Tanii Popih (Tanism): the religion of the Apa Taniis/Pura Tado. 4. Aspects of religious beliefs and practices of the tribes of the Tani Group with special reference to those of the Galo Adis/T. Nyori. 5. A glimpse of the Galo's religion/D.K. Dutta. 6. The genesis of Donyi-poloism - a socio-religious history of the Adis/Gindu Borang. 7. Religious history of the Noctes/Ajay Kr. Misra. 8. Aspects of faiths, beliefs and practices of the Noktes of Arunachal Pradesh/Khetoan Khetey. 9. Historical aspects of religion among the Tagins and trend of development with reference to Donyi-Polo Namlo/B. Paul and D.K. Duarah. 10. Mising religious beliefs and practices: impact of Hinduism, Christianity and other religion/Lakhinath Pegu. 11. Spirits and deities of the Mishmis/K.K. Pandey. 12. A study of the Nyibu (Priest) as the religious institution among the Tani Tribes in Arunachal Pradesh: a case of the Tagins/Ashan Riddi. 13. From Igu to Intaya: emerging realities of a frontier tribe of Arunachal Pradesh/Sarit Kr. Choudhury. 14. Sacred specialists of Arunachal Pradesh - a case study of the Apa Tanis/Hage Naku. 15. Agricultural festivals and rituals among the Mossang Tangsas of East Arunachal Pradesh/Narayan Singh Rao. 16. Agricultural related rituals of Arunachal tribes - a case study of the Apa Tanis/Tage Habung. 17. Life cycle rituals in the religious life of the Akas of Arunachal Pradesh/Gibji Nimachow. 18. Understanding religious policy of Arunachal Pradesh/Nani Bath. II. Buddhism: 19. Aspects of Theravada Buddhism in Arunachal Pradesh/B. Tripathy. 20. Theravada Buddhism among the Khamtis of Arunachal Pradesh/B. Tripathy and S. Dutta. 21. Rituals and festivals of Theravada Buddhists of Arunachal Pradesh/Leki Sitang. 22. Bon cult among the Monpas of Arunachal Pradesh/S. Dutta and B. Tripathy. 23. Mahayana Buddhism in Arunachal Pradesh - a study of the Dirang Monpas/B. Tripathy and Pema Deki Mize. III. Pan-Indian culture: 24. Temple ruins in Arunachal Pradesh/B. Tripathy. 25. Brahmanical tradition in foothill areas of Arunachal Pradesh: a case study of Parshuram Kund/M.C. Behera. 26. Pre-modern accommodation of differences and modern innovations: religion and society of Arunachal Pradesh/Amarendra Kr. Thakur. 27. Impact of Shrimanta Sankaradeva's Neo-Vaishnavite Movement on the tribes of North East India: a case study of the East Arunachal Pradesh/Narayan Singh Rao.
The book consists of twenty seven research papers dealing with religious culture of the people of Arunachal Pradesh. It throws light on various aspects of tribal culture with emphasis on spirits and deities, sacred specialists, sacred rituals etc. The Theravada and Mahayana Buddhism, as practised by a number of Arunachali tribes are presented in a historical setting. The impact of Brahmanical culture in the foothills area of the state is also taken into consideration. As a whole, this is the first attempt to understand the religious history of the people, and their cultural interaction with Brahmaputra Valley of Assam, Tibet and Myanmar through out the ages.