Re: I wouldn't have interacted with you in English and use internet, if my ancestors had not embraced Christianity.
In the real sense, those who have not converted, remain true to their faith, their land, their gods, their spirits, ancestors are the real tribals. They would not desecrate, but instead respect local customs, gods, forests. These unonverted tribals like other Indians retain the vedic spirit of tolerance, accomodation and inclusiveness. But as the Kondh tribals have shown, even that is wearing thin, in the face of extreme aggression against them and their land. The Kondh tribals are a direct contrast to the converted Christian tribals of Nagland, who provoked by their western masters -- the baptist church have been waging a 50 year separatist war against India. Not content they have been busy fighting against each other as well. You can see how the whole societal/ethical structure of a community collapses when they convert. Nagaland today could not even maintain their traditional language, they have English as their state language. What a pity. sri venkat
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