The Nagas

Hill Peoples of Northeast India

Project Introduction The Naga Database

black & white photographs taken by Ursula Graham Bower between 1937 and 1946

caption: Magulong dancers, at V Force closing ceremony, Laisong, 1944
medium: photographs
person: Namde/ of Magulong
location: Laisong
form: 35mm negatives
person: Graham Bower/ Ursula
date: [11.1944]
note: information based on catalogue compiled by photographer unless in square brackets
person: Pitt Rivers Museum Archive, Oxford
refnum: BT NO 2011-21,23-25
Caption:Magulong village was considered to be pre-eminent in dancing among all the Nzemi, so much so that other villages would not perform in front of them for fear of being put to shame. To maintain their reputation, they never, whilst I knew them, mounted a team of less than sixty strong and reputation was fully deserved. They were completely outstanding.
Caption:The youth on the right, Namde, later formed one of our party in the Subansiri area.