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: a restricted area in 1936 and 1975
medium: books
person: Mills/ J.P.
person: Furer-Haimendorf
date: 6.1936-6.1937
text: In 1936 the Naga Hills were as much a restricted area as Nagaland is in 1975, and when after several visits to the India Office in Whitehall I received permission to spend a year in the Naga Hills district, it was given on the condition that I would not cross into unadministered tribal territory. Yet I was not discouraged. I hoped that once I was in the Naga Hills an unexpected opportunity of entering the unexplored region might arise, and in fact such an opportunity did come my way thanks to the good offices of J.P. Mills.