The Nagas

Hill Peoples of Northeast India

Project Introduction The Naga Database

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

caption: Chapter Twenty-seven. Return to Nagaland
caption: by 1970 political climate relaxed
medium: books
person: Furer-Haimendorf
date: 1970
text: The predictable reaction of the Government of India was to close the whole of Nagaland to foreigners, whatever their credentials. While in 1962 I had been allowed to visit the Tirap District, several years passed before there seemed to be any chance of gaining access to any of the Konyak villages within the borders of Nagaland. However, by 1970 the political climate had considerably improved, and so I flew to Delhi and approached the Ministry of External Affairs with the request for a permit to enter Nagaland. Previous correspondence had yielded no concrete result, and at first it seemed that a personal approach would be equally futile.