The Nagas

Hill Peoples of Northeast India

Project Introduction The Naga Database

book : Return to the Naked Nagas (1939;1976)

caption: Chapter Twenty-six. Tribesmen Of Tirap
caption: a chance to revisit the Tirap district in 1962
medium: books
ethnicgroup: Wanchu
person: Furer-Haimendorf
date: 1962
text: (213) The disruption of all my plans by the outbreak of the second World War prevented me for a long time from carrying out my intention to return to Wakching. Even when during the years of 1944-1945 I worked at no great distance in the Subansiri division of the Balipara Frontier Tract, a visit to the Naga Hills, then acutely threatened by the Japanese invasion, was not a practicable proposition. However, in March 1962 I had the unexpected opportunity of paying a short visit to an area lying immediately to the east of the Konyak country, though outside the borders of what by then was known as Nagaland. The area in question belonged to the Tirap district of the North East Frontier Agency recently renamed Arunachal Pradesh, but for many years generally referred to as N.E.F.A.