The Naga of Burma


213 col. pl., 12 b&w pl., 56 sketches, 3 maps, notes, bibliography, index. This book is the result of over 30 years of study by the author on the Burmese Naga groups inhabiting the area ranging between the Chindwin River and the international border with India. Building up on a base of unpublished official tour diaries and reports dating from the 1800s, the author made several visits to the Naga regions on both sides of the border and carried out research among the Naga, establishing contacts and encouraging Nagas themselves to co-operate in the gathering of the materials that form the basis of this book. A wide range of excellent colour illustrations by Dominique Viallard complement the text and, along with sketches relating to the text, provide a visual record of the numerous groups found throughout the Burmese Naga region. The book introduces the Naga at their New Year festival held at Lahe and then moves on to chapters dealing with the breakdown of the different groups and their linguistic connections according to recent research, as well as covering other aspects such as tattoo, costume, architecture, social structure, life cycle, religion and festivals, arts and crafts, human sacrifice, lycanthropy, warfare and head-hunting.

  • New Paperback 22*23 cm, 214 pp.


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Condition: New
ISBN: 9745240656
Shipping Weight: 2.2lbs
Publisher: Orchid Press
Published: 2005

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