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: leave to visit to the Konyaks
medium: books
person: Bedi/ R.S.Alemchiba/ M.
ethnicgroup: Zemi
person: Furer-Haimendorf
date: 1970
text: On 25 August 1970 I travelled by air to Jorhat in the plains of Upper Assam, and there I was met by R.S. Bedi, Extra Assistant Commissioner Tuensang, and M. Alemchiba, senior research officer of Nagaland. Bedi, a Sikh, and Alemchiba, an Ao Naga, had both a leaning towards anthropology, and were enthusiastic about traditional Naga culture. We understood each other at once and I greatly profited from their companionship during my stay in Nagaland. They had come in jeeps, and soon we were speeding through ricefields and small villages, noticing on the way way some Ahom buildings in red stone in a relatively good state of preservation.