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: responsibilities of a District Commissioner
medium: books
person: Mills/ J.P.
person: Furer-Haimendorf
date: 6.1936-6.1937
text: Small wonder that a man responsible for the entire administration of a district of about 4,293 square miles with a population of more than 178,000 Nagas should not lack in work. Later I discovered that Mills, who combined the functions of nearly all the officers of an ordinary plains district, was personally accessible to every one of these 178,000 Nagas and that even quite trivial cases were brought before his court for settlement.