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: introduction of Christianity and its benefits
medium: books
ethnicgroup: Konyaks
location: Tang
person: Furer-Haimendorf
date: 1970
text: The next day we went to the house of a man who seemed to rival the Ang in influence. He was a commoner who had been elected as Area Council Member, and appears to be a protagonist of modernization. He told me that he was one of the first to embrace Christianity. Some five years earlier an Ao preacher had come to Tang, and persuaded him and some other villagers that it would be to their advantage to become Christians. As Christians they would enjoy various benefits including that of education and would join in the progress made by other villages and tribes.