The Nagas

Hill Peoples of Northeast India

Project Introduction The Naga Database

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

caption: Preface
caption: changes from the first edition
medium: books
person: Furer-Haimendorf
date: 6.1936-6.1937
text: Some minor adjustments have been made throughout the book and two new chapters have been added. Chapter 26 deals with my experiences during a visit to the Tirap district where, in 1962, I spent some time among the Wanchus, a tribal group adjoining the Konyak Nagas and hardly distinguishable from some of the communities I had studied in 1936-1937. Chapter 27 describes my return to the Konyak Nagas in 1970 and the developments which have taken place in the thirty-four years intervening between (vi) my first and my second visit to the village of Wakching. In this chapter I also discuss the present conditions of villages lying in an area which had never been under British rule, and where powerful chiefs have retained some of the trappings of their former eminence.