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: salute of guard of honour
medium: books
person: Chingwang/ of Shiong
ethnicgroup: Konyaks
person: Furer-Haimendorf
date: 1970
text: Nothing could have illustrated the change in Nagaland better than the scene when Chingwang took the salute of a guard of honour drawn up in front of the Additional Deputy Commissioner's residence. The slim and graceful figure of the youthful Naga minister walking past the line of stalwart Punjabi soldiers towering above him, seemed symbolic of a development which was integrating the Nagas as fully privileged citizens into the body politic of the Republic of India.