The Nagas

Hill Peoples of Northeast India

Project Introduction The Naga Database

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

caption: Chapter Five. Present and Future
caption: social structure; chiefs; influence of schools
medium: books
ethnicgroup: Wanchu
person: Furer-Haimendorf/ C.
date: 1969
refnum: with permission from Holt, Rinehart & Winston, New York106:3
text: There were as yet no obvious signs of change in the social structure, and the government of the villages was run on traditional lines. The chiefs, though deprived of their power over life and death, still wielded considerable authority, and the differences in the obligations and the privileges of aristocrats and commoners persisted. Schools had been operating for only a few years, and it was too early to say whether primary education would alter the people's attitude to the social order and the class structure.