ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846

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The Nature of Colonial Intervention in the Naga Hills, 1840-80

Naga Hills, 1840-80 Sanghamitra Misra Were laissez-faire and non-interference the characteristics of colonial rule in the Naga Hills? The writings of that period official sources, ethnographic accounts, travelogues and missionary accounts suggest some answers. The strategic location of the area and its mineral and natural resources, besides tea. made the hills economically attractive to the colonial state. Though coercive force was minimised there was a process of cultural construction which transformed the indigenous social fabric of the region.

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