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: influence of Verrier Elwin's principles on tribal development
medium: books
person: Elwin/ VerrierNehru
person: Furer-Haimendorf
date: 1970
text: In my opinion the stability and smooth development of what used to be the North East Frontier Agency is largely attributable to the pursuance of the principles advocated by Verrier Elwin, in his capacity as Adviser for Tribal Affairs, and consistently supported by Jawaharlal Nehru. By limiting the impact of both economic and ideological influences on the tribal population, the administration of Arunachal Pradesh made possible a development in which indigenous forces and initiatives could unfold without causing revolutionary changes in the general pattern of life.