Published on 7th July 2016 by

Skulduggery (2010): The Naga people of North India continue to honour their customs in defiance of modernisation.

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Their skull trophies may have been replaced with papier-mache replicas, but the head-hunters of Nagaland haven’’t let go of ancient customs. Disillusioned and nostalgic, they cling to their traditions.

The modern world came to the Naga people a long time ago, and yet it has offered them few benefits. Outside the missionary church, the Naga defiantly relive former glories of war in elaborate reconstructions. With the government far away in Delhi and the future marred by struggling industries, even the young Naga lament: “we once had total freedom. These days, its bad.””

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