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: effects of educational changes
medium: books
ethnicgroup: Konyaks
location: Wakching
person: Furer-Haimendorf
date: 1970
text: A more fundamental change is likely to be brought about by the educational institutions established in Wakching. The village had not only a primary school, but also a high school intended for a group of villages including Wanching and Kongan. This school had been built on a flat ledge below the village and consisted mainly of one large wooden building of modern type containing a long hall with school desks and benches. About a hundred and forty boys and girls of various ages, recruited from several villages, were boarders in this high school, and the surprisingly large staff consisted of seventeen teachers drawn from parts of India as distant as Kerala. The students all wore modern dress and looked very different from the young people I had seen in the village and the rice-fields.