This book is a documentation of beautiful Naga culture who live in the hills. Written by the indigenous authors based on authentic information: this book claims to be an original one. It describes about the material cultural aspects of the Nagas associated with festival, ceremony, head hunting practice, song and dances. As an explorative work, we are first publishing this volume before the non material aspects of Naga culture in the second volume. The ornamental items, the war dresses and apparels used by different Naga hillmen are systematically presented in this volume. The Naga socio-cultural beliefs and practices are meaningfully recorded in this study. One will find the trend of changes that are taking place so fast in contemporary Naga society and the essence of their culture by reading this documentary book. More interestingly, this book draws the attention of those persons who love culture and customs of the world. The techniques and methods of manufacturing various ornamental items, dresses and musical instruments are discussed in this book, apart from their typology uses and functions. This book will be immensely useful not only in the field of Sociology, Anthropology and History but in Theology of change. Thus, this book is addressed to all concerned persons who take interest in the field of culture and customs of the world in general and Naga culture in particular.
schooling at Longkhum Village. Late Kajen Mongro matriculated from Govt. High
School, Mokokchung in 1956; passed Intermediate Arts. (I.A.) from St. Anthonys
College, Shillong, in 1958 graduating later from Fazi Ali College, Mokokchung in
1965, and took his B. Ed. Still later from Nagaland College of Education in
1980. After his graduation he served as Head Master in his native village for
several years. Then after, he worked as Head Master of Sabangya Govt. M.E.
School from 1965-69. His later assignments were, Assistant Teacher at Govt. High
School Mokokchung, 1970-77, Sub Inspector of Adult Education, 1981-84 and
Cultural Officer Academy of Music and Dance, Kohima Nagaland under the
Directorate of Arts and Culture from 26th December, 1984 and retired in 1994.
Joseph A Gathia