'Kabui Messiah': The Jadonong Movement in Manipur

John Parratt, Saroj N. Arambam Parratt

Abstract


Jadonong was a traditional prophet-healer of the Kabui Nagas of Manipur in north-east India during the 1920's and 1930's. The movement he led was an attempt to purify the traditional Kabui religion. It developed into a political challenge to British authority, encouraging non-payment of taxes and proclaiming the coming of a Naga kingdom. Jadonong was eventually arrested and hanged. The movement he and his young prophetess, Gaid- inlui, founded, provided a basis for subsequent Naga political associations both before and after independence.

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.11588/iaf.1995.26.1060

URN (PDF (English)): http://nbn-resolving.de/urn:nbn:de:bsz:16-iaf-10607

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ISSN Druck: 0020-9449

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