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: help from J.P.Mills
medium: books
person: Mills/ J.P.
person: Furer-Haimendorf
date: 6.1936-6.1937
text: Equally productive and scholarly was J.P. Mills, who continued the series of monographs with three excellent books on the Lhota, Ao, and Rengma Nagas. It was my good fortune that I could spend several weeks in the company of that humane and dedicated man who combined all the best qualities of the British members of the Indian Civil Service. His liking for the Nagas was infectious and from the moment I met him in London, some months before my departure for India, I felt that he would make every effort to smoothen my path in the Naga Hills district, of which he was then the administrative head. He encouraged me to concentrate on the study of the Konyak Nagas, a tribe differing in appearance, culture, and language from all the other Nagas under British administration.