The Hidden World of the Naga: Living Traditions in Northeast India and Burma

Prestel, 2003 - 191 Seiten
This celebration of Naga culture, art, music, and way of life is the first comprehensive examination of the tribes that comprise the "World of the Naga." It contains a wealth of never-before-published images of landscapes and peoples, as well as Naga artworks from museums and private collections. For centuries the Naga, composed of more than 30 individual tribes, have lived in relative isolation in the mountainous area of Northeast India and upper Burma. This magnificent book explores the art and culture of the Naga peoples living in a remote region known as the "Last Great Mystery of Asia." Looking beyond the Nagas' past as fierce headhunters, it focuses on their unique way of life that rarely separates the spiritual from the social. Images of important festivals and ceremonies reveal a proud people whose animist beliefs and shamanic practices are displayed in gorgeous artwork, jewelry, costumes, traditional architecture and musical instruments. An enclosed CD offers readers a chance to experience first-hand the haunting music of the Naga and enhances this book's powerful exploration of a fascinating culture in danger of disappearing.

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The culture of the Naga peoples, natives of mountainous northeastern India bordering Burma (Myanmar), has been documented by experts such as T.C. Hodson, J.H. Hutton, and Alan McFarlane (who provides ... Vollständige Rezension lesen


Preface by Alan Macfarlane
The Naga Cultural Realm
The Village and its Morung

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