The Nagas

Hill Peoples of Northeast India

Project Introduction The Naga Database

manuscript - Christoph von Furer-Haimendorf Naga diary on his return to Nagaland, 1970

caption: success of Jaintia
medium: diaries
ethnicgroup: Dimasa
date: 15.8.1970
person: Furer-Haimendorf
date: 12.8.1970-9.9.1970
person: private collection
text: It is remarkable that immigrants from the Jaintia Hills who came 65 years ago without capital or special equipment, could make such a success in an area whose indigenous population has a relatively low standard of living. These Jaintias are all Christians and they may have had the advantages of some education imparted by missionaries.