The Impact of Literature on Personality Development and Communicative Skills

  • Dr A Shobha Rani


This article attempts to relook at the works of Rev. William Pettigrew from the point of view of the native eyes. The dwindling of the Tangkhul Naga language and the introduction of the western education system to the Tangkhul Naga tribe in the year 1896 led to the tribe embracing Christianity. The systematic overhauling of the education system from being rooted in oral culture to that with a written education system brought a sea change in the lives of the tribe. The article sought to relocate the intricate coupling of the Bible and the school text in the late 19th century and the early 20th century.

Keywords: Tangkhul, William Pettigrew, Conversion, Education, Missionary, Manipur.


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Author Biography

Dr A Shobha Rani

Dr A. Shobha Rani (Ph. D.) has an experience of teaching for more than 16 years at the UG and PG levels. She is a SET and CELTA qualified professional. She has published six research papers in international journals and presented seven papers at national and international conferences. An autobiography from English to Telugu is under the translation.


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How to Cite
Rani, D. A. “The Impact of Literature on Personality Development and Communicative Skills”. Contemporary Literary Review India, Vol. 7, no. 3, Aug. 2020, pp. 19-47,
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