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    Author(s)Rev. K. Kothil Maring
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    Publish YearApril 2022


    Christian World Imprints Jhum Cultivation Among The Maring Naga Tribe Of Manipur Towards Food Security And Ecological Sustainability by Rev. K. Kothil Maring

    Jhum or shifting cultivation has been a traditional agricultural activity in tribal society since time immemorial. Today, it become one of the hot debates as it is blame to be responsible as for ecological crisis, global warming, climate change etc. all over the world. Here, the author clearly present jhum or shifting cultivation as an ecological sustainability and comparatively critique the Modern Industrial Society and it's impacts towards the ecological crisis. The readers will reflect the implications of both jhum or shifting cultivation and development of modern science and technology towards the ecological crisis. Contents Acknowledgement General Introduction List of Abbreviations Chapter 1: Brief Historical Background of Maring Naga Tribe Introduction 1.1. Origin and Their Early Habitation 1.2. Maring as Scheduled Tribe 1.3. Socio-Cultural Life 1.4. Marriage 1.5. Socio-Economic Life 1.6. Occupation 1.7. Socio-Religious Life 1.8. Agricultural Ceremonies and Rites Conclusion Chapter 2: Analysis on Jhumming Cultivation and its Viability Introduction 2.1. Definition of Jhum Cultivation 2.2. Methods of Jhum Cultivation 2.3. Practice of Crop Rotation in Northern Maring 2.4. Composition of the Soil Fertility 2.5. Characteristics of Shifting Cultivation 2.6. Jhum Cultivation Towards Food Security 2.7. Sustainability of Jhum Cultivation 2.8. Political Ecology of Shifting Cultivation Conclusion Chapter 3: Jhumming Cultivation is Ecological Sustainability and its Debate on Scientific Development Introduction 3.1. Definition of Ecology 3.2. Debates on Jhum Cultivation 3.3. Green Revolution (GR) 3.4. World Trade Organisation and Agriculture Globalization 3.5. Criticism of Jhum Cultivation as the Cause of Eco-Crisis 3.6. Debates on Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) 3.7. People’s Opposition Against Development Conclusion Chapter 4: Theological Reflection on Ecological Sustainability in Deuteronomic Tradition Introduction 4.1. The Concept of Subdue in Genesis 1:28 4.2. Rest of Land in Exodus 23:10 & 11 4.3. The World of Nature 4.4. New Heaven and New Earth 4.5. The Earth is God’s Garden 4.6. Seed as the Providence of God Genesis 1:11 & 12 Conclusion Chapter 5: Impacts of Christianity upon the Marings Society Introduction 5.1. Positive Impact 5.2. Negative Impact Conclusion Bibliography Rev. K. Kothil Maring, hailing from Leibi Village (Manipur), is at present teaching at Manipur Theological College, Mission Compound Kangpokpi. His Theological studies began at the Manipur Theological College from Bachelor of Theology (BTh). Then he moved out to Clark Theological College, Mokokchung, to study Bachelor of Divinity (BD). He graduated Master of Theology (MTh) in Social Analysis at Tamilnadu Theological Seminary, Madurai. Presently, he is pursuing Ph.D degree in theology at Martin Luther Christian University, Shillong.