The Nagas

Hill Peoples of Northeast India

Project Introduction The Naga Database

book : 'Konyak Nagas' by Christoph von Furer-Haimendorf, (1969)

caption: Introduction
caption: account based mainly on work in 1936 and 1937
medium: books
ethnicgroup: Konyak
person: Furer-Haimendorf/ C.
date: 1969
refnum: with permission from Holt, Rinehart & Winston, New York4:3
text: The following account is based mainly on my research in 1936 and 1937, but some of the information obtained in the area visited in 1962 throws additional light on aspects of Naga society only partially explored in my earlier book. Though Konyak society is rapidly changing, the villages in the Tirap district of the North East Frontier Agency still offer a fruitful field of research, and in this particular part of India it is not yet too late to increase our knowledge of some of the most archaic societies of the Asian continent.