The Nagas

Hill Peoples of Northeast India

Project Introduction The Naga Database

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

caption: Preface
caption: possible dislike of books by Nagas
medium: books
person: Furer-Haimendorf
date: 6.1936-6.1937
caption: possible dislike of book by Nagas
text: The decision to republish 'The Naked Nagas' is prompted by the present interest in the fortunes of Nagaland and in the developments which have led to the rapid transformation of the cultural and social conditions of its inhabitants. The magnitude of the changes now occurring can be fully appreciated only by those who knew the Nagas' traditional style of life, and many Nagas who in recent years have become literate in English may be interested to see their fathers and grandfathers through the eyes of a sympathetic foreign observer, even though much of my original description may appear to them naive and excessively romantic.