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: road up to the Naga frontier through Assam
medium: books
person: Furer-Haimendorf
date: 6.1936-6.1937
text: It was a narrow but very good road which led for the next few miles through a friendly meadowland with patches of light wood and the thatched huts of Assamese peasants. The sky was cloudy and the air cool. Despite palm trees and bananas I felt almost like in some Alpine valley, so homely appeared the fresh green grass and the peacefully grazing cattle. It was not long before we came to the road barrier where all travellers must show their passes. Here ran the frontier dividing the plains of Assam from the country of the Naga tribes, which no stranger, European or Indian, could enter without special permission.