Author: Jonathan Glancey
Jonathan Glancey is a Brit. with colonial and childhood links to Nagaland, weeping for the beauty and the tragedy of the Naga hills. Motivated by family connections and the childhood fantasy of finding ‘Naked Nagas’ in some exotic Shangri-La, Glancy is actually writing on more serious issues.
He has demonstrated his commitment to his dreams and to Nagaland by travelling extensively in the Naga Hills, and by writing this book, a sort of ‘omnibus’of Nagaland. He ranges from the unique, ancient, tribal, hill-village, head-hunting culture, the conflict with the British, scene of pivotal but fast forgotten global events, the ambition of Naga independence and India’s brutal military response. His reflection on the amazingly tragic recent history of internal strife leads to hopes and fears for the future.