ISBN 9788189497163,Expedition Naga Diaries From The Hills In North- East India

Expedition Naga Diaries From The Hills In North- East India


Peter Van Ham


Timeless Books



Timeless Books

Publication Year 2008

ISBN 9788189497163

ISBN-10 8189497162

Hard Back

Number of Pages 295 Pages
Language (English)

History & Politics

Expedition Naga is an exciting multi-sensory trip into one of the world's most remote and least accessible regions - the interiors of Nagaland in Northeast India near the border of Burma (Myanmar) - to meet the Naga, a people once notorious for their headhunting activities. Many areas had not seen foreigners for over 80 years when Peter van Ham and Jamie Saul were granted special permission to do their fieldwork. The resulting film, still images and accounts are groundbreaking. They also allow for direct comparison with the diaries and photographs of British administrators-cum-explorers from expeditions in the 1920s and '30s in the same areas, showing clearly the continuity of and changes to the Naga culture over that period. With nearly 600 stunning contemporary and historic photographs, most of which are published here for the first time, along with 140 minutes of film on the enclosed DVD, Expedition Naga allows the reader to explore both the present and the past of one of the least known, yet most interesting cultural realms on the planets, as has never been possible before.