Sacrifice, the fundamental ritual through which a religion performs its function in society has been found in religions all over the world and inevitably has extensive impacts upon the socio-economic and religious life of the practitioners. This research determines the impact of sacrifices on the socio-economic and religious life of the traditional Dimasa Kacharis in Dima Hasao district of Assam, whose religious heritage, handed down orally from generation to generation has managed to survive dynamically in the face of modernization and the influence of major religions. It provides some suggestions and prospects for remedying the negative impacts of sacrifices without intruding upon the religious beliefs of the community. The study also highlights the role of the Church towards a more effective and holistic Christian mission among the Dimasa Kachari community.
List of Tables
1. The Research Problem and Methodological Consideration
2. Socio-Economic and Religious Life of the Dimasa Kacharis
3. Sacrifices of the Traditional Dimasa Kacharis
4. The Impact of Sacrifices on the Traditional Dimasa Kacharis
An ordained minister of the Presbyterian Church of India, Cachar Hill Tribes Synod, Rev. Lalchawiliana Varte graduated from Haflong Govt. College under Assam University. He obtained his B.D. (2006) and M.Th. (2014) degrees from Aizawl Theological College, Mizoram, under the Senate of Serampore College (University). He has served as a Pastor under the Cachar Hill Tribes Synod in Haflong and Phai pastorates within Dima Hasao District of Assam. Currently, he is a faculty member of the Aizawl Theological College in the Department of Religions.