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: massive outside aid and rise in consumerism
medium: books
person: Furer-Haimendorf
date: 1970
text: In both areas the massive injection of public funds had led to a rapid development of communications and education, and the prevention of raiding and other forms of violence facilitates inter-village and inter-tribal contacts. The standard of living measured by the ability of the population to purchase consumer goods manufactured outside the region has been raised among Nagas as well as Apa Tanis, but it would seem that the Apa Tanis, who had always been adventurous and imaginative traders, have shown more initiative in developing their economy than those Nagas I (261) encountered during my brief stay.