The Nagas

Hill Peoples of Northeast India

Project Introduction The Naga Database

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

caption: Chapter One. The Naga Hills
caption: previous published materials on the Nagas
medium: books
person: Hutton/ J.H.Hodson/ T.C.
person: Furer-Haimendorf
date: 6.1936-6.1937
text: In preparing myself for field research among the Nagas I could lean on a considerable body of ethnographic material gathered by British district officers who had been stationed in the Naga Hills over long periods. Several of these district officers had taken a keen interest in the cultural life of the tribes in their charge, and their findings had been published in a series of monographs containing a wealth of information. As early as 1911 T.C. Hodson had published a book on the Naga Tribes of Manipur, and J.H. Hutton, for many years Deputy Commissioner of the Naga Hills district and subsequently Professor of Social Anthropology in Cambridge, followed with detailed accounts of the Angami and Sema Nagas.