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: need for urgent anthropological research
medium: books
ethnicgroup: Konyaks
person: Furer-Haimendorf
date: 1970
text: As anthropologists, we must hope that this remarkable institution, almost unique in character among Indian tribal populations, will be studied in detail as long as it is still in effective operation and there are men who remember the days when the great Angs were absolute rulers of their villages. The time for such studies is running out, but future generations of Nagas will regret it if an institution so important during long periods of their history will remain inadequately recorded.