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Erin L. Hasinoff

Published by Yale University Press, United States (2013)

ISBN 10: 0300190239 ISBN 13: 9780300190236

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About this Item: Yale University Press, United States, 2013. Paperback. Condition: New. Language: English . Brand New Book. In January 1935, the Vernay-Hopwood Chindwin Expedition departed from Rangoon to explore the Chindwin River valley on behalf of the American Museum of Natural History. The party traversed northern Burma, gathering biological specimens and ethnological artifacts for the museum. This intriguing book includes documentation and photographs made during the journey as well as biographical narratives of its organizers, sponsors, and field scientists. The collected items, personal belongings, provisions, tools, and exchange goods carried by the expedition party tell the story of the participants encounters with flora, fauna, landscapes, and people, including the head-hunting Nagas. This account offers fascinating details of the expedition s itinerary, cross-cultural interactions, and exchanges. Seller Inventory # POW9780300190236

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Sir James Johnstone

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About this Item: 2010. Hardcover. Condition: New. 234 Manipur, a beautiful valley, is surrounded by the hills on all sides and bounded on the North by Naga Hills. Naga Hills forms a part of the complex mountain barriers on the borders of Burma and India. Since the author had been to both the places he acquired a first hand information, with immense experiences about their people, history, politics, religion, culture economics, etc. He has set down authentic facts in a systematic way and given historical events connected with Manipur and Naga Hills in British India. About The Author:- Sir James, Johnstone who had been Political Officer of Manipur for several years, has written about Manipur and the Naga Hills (Situated in the North-East corner of India) as prevalent in those days with antiquity. Contents:- List of Illustrations • Author’s Preface • Introdutory Memoir • My Experiences in Manipur and Naga Hills • Conclusions • The Events of 1890-1891 • Index. The Title 'Manipur and Naga Hills written/authored/edited by Sir James Johnstone', published in the year 2010. The ISBN 9788121201216 is assigned to the Hardcover version of this title. This book has total of pp. 234 (Pages). The publisher of this title is Gyan Publishing House. This Book is in English. The subject of this book is North-East Indian Studies / Anthropology / Tribal Studies. Language: English. Seller Inventory # 9788121201216

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Erin L. Hasinoff

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About this Item: Yale University Press, United States, 2013. Paperback. Condition: New. Language: English . Brand New Book. In January 1935, the Vernay-Hopwood Chindwin Expedition departed from Rangoon to explore the Chindwin River valley on behalf of the American Museum of Natural History. The party traversed northern Burma, gathering biological specimens and ethnological artifacts for the museum. This intriguing book includes documentation and photographs made during the journey as well as biographical narratives of its organizers, sponsors, and field scientists. The collected items, personal belongings, provisions, tools, and exchange goods carried by the expedition party tell the story of the participants encounters with flora, fauna, landscapes, and people, including the head-hunting Nagas. This account offers fascinating details of the expedition s itinerary, cross-cultural interactions, and exchanges. Seller Inventory # POW9780300190236

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Ripley, S Dillon

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About this Item: Nat Geographic Mag, 1955. Pamphlet. Condition: Very Good. Vol 107, No 2, February, 1955, pp. 247-264, Profusely Illus, Incl Color Photos, Extracted from orig vol, thus begins with title page, trimmed & stapled pamphlet, else VG. Seller Inventory # 028523

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Bob Looker

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About this Item: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform, United States, 2015. Paperback. Condition: New. Language: English . Brand New Book ***** Print on Demand *****. When the Japanese invade Burma in 1941 there were many British Army families living there. This is a story of the evacuation of these families and is told from the perspective of one 7 year old boy travelling with his mother and many other families from their home in Maymyo, near Mandalay. They travelled by road, train, steamer, Trek over the Naga Mountains, bus and eventually train to the relative safety of Calcutta. This was a 1,000 mile journey. The life of a soldier is fairly well known but little is understood of what the families go through in both peace time and during conflicts. This story is there to balance this understanding. Seller Inventory # APC9781507580899

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Bob Looker

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About this Item: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform, United States, 2015. Paperback. Condition: New. Language: English . Brand New Book ***** Print on Demand *****.When the Japanese invade Burma in 1941 there were many British Army families living there. This is a story of the evacuation of these families and is told from the perspective of one 7 year old boy travelling with his mother and many other families from their home in Maymyo, near Mandalay. They travelled by road, train, steamer, Trek over the Naga Mountains, bus and eventually train to the relative safety of Calcutta. This was a 1,000 mile journey. The life of a soldier is fairly well known but little is understood of what the families go through in both peace time and during conflicts. This story is there to balance this understanding. Seller Inventory # APC9781507580899

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Lyman, Robert

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About this Item: Da Capo Press, 2016. Hardcover. Condition: As New. Dust Jacket Condition: Fine. B/w plates. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 304 pp. Seller Inventory # 35259

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Col James Churchward

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About this Item: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform, 2011. Paperback. Condition: New. Language: English . Brand New Book ***** Print on Demand *****. Mu, as a lost Pacific Ocean continent, was later popularized by James Churchward (1851-1936) in a series of books, beginning with Lost Continent of Mu, the Motherland of Man (1926), re-edited later as The Lost Continent Mu (1931). Other popular books in the series are The Children of Mu (1931), and The Sacred Symbols of Mu (1933). Churchward claimed that more than fifty years ago, while he was a soldier in India, he befriended a high-ranking temple priest who showed him a set of ancient sunburnt clay tablets, supposedly in a long lost Naga-Maya language which only two other people in India could read. Having mastered the language himself, Churchward found out that they originated from the place where [man] first appeared-Mu. The 1931 edition states that all matter of science in this work are based on translations of two sets of ancient tablets: the clay tables he read in India, and a collection 2,500 stone tablets that had been uncovered by William Niven in Mexico. p. 7 Churchward gave a vivid description of Mu as the home of an advanced civilization, the Naacal, which flourished between 50,000 and 12,000 years ago, was dominated by a white race, p. 48 and was superior in many respects to our own p. 17 At the time of its demise, about 12,000 years ago, Mu had 64,000,000 inhabitants and many large cities, and colonies in the other continents. Churchward claimed that the landmass of Mu was located in the Pacific Ocean, and stretched east-west from the Marianas to Easter Island, and north-south from Hawaii to Mangaia. He claimed that according to the creation myth he read in the Indian tablets, Mu had been lifted above sea level by the expansion of underground volcanic gases. Eventually Mu was completely obliterated in almost a single night p. 44: after a series of earthquakes and volcanic eruptions, the broken land fell into that great abyss of fire and was covered by fifty millions of square miles of water. p. 50 Churchward claimed that Mu was the common origin of the great civilizations of Egypt, Greece, Central America, India, Burma and others, including Easter Island, and was in particular the source of ancient megalithic architecture. As evidence for his claims, he pointed to symbols from throughout the world, in which he saw common themes of birds, the relation of the Earth and the sky, and especially the Sun. Churchward claims the king of Mu was Ra and he relates this to the Egyptian god of the sun, Ra, and the Rapanui word for Sun, ra a, which he incorrectly spells raa. [8]: p. 48 He claimed to have found symbols of the Sun in Egypt, Babylonia, Peru and all ancient lands and countries - it was a universal symbol. [8]: p. 138 Churchward attributed all megalithic art in Polynesia to the people of Mu. He claimed that symbols of the sun are found depicted on stones of Polynesian ruins, such as the stone hats (pukao) on top of the giant moai statues of Easter Island. Citing W.J. Johnson, Churchward describes the cylindrical hats as spheres that seem to show red in the distance, and asserts that they represent the Sun as Ra. p. 138 He also incorrectly claimed that some of them are made of red sandstone [8]: p. 89 which does not occur in the island. The platforms on which the statues rest (ahu) are described by Churchward as being platform-like accumulations of cut and dressed stone, which were supposedly left in their current positions awaiting shipment to some other part of the continent for the building of temples and palaces. p. 89 He also cites the pillars erected by the Maori of New Zealand as an example of this lost civilization s handiwork.: p. 158 In Churchward s view, the present-day Polynesians are not descendants of the dominant members of the lost civilization of Mu, responsible for these great works, but survivors of the cataclysm that adopted the first cannibalism and savagery in the world. Seller Inventory # APC9781463524203

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Barbara Hawkins

Published by Barbara Hawkins (2014)

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About this Item: Barbara Hawkins, 2014. Paperback. Condition: New. Language: English . Brand New Book ***** Print on Demand *****. It s 1942 and Harry Flynn leaves behind the love of his life to journey into a world of tigers, elephants and Himalayan Mountains. Here he must take risks if he is to survive. He enlists to fight in the war expecting to find the thrill of danger and honor of military service. Instead of a fighting position, Harry is sent to the Forgotten Front in the Indian subcontinent as an ordinary supply officer. There, General Joseph Vinegar Joe Stilwell is constructing a road to nowhere through Japanese-occupied Burma. The general will do anything to get the road built In this exotic world with Naga headhunters, opium-smoking Kachin tribesmen, and marauders who scorn both life and death, Harry forges unlikely friendships. He is forced to obey orders that challenge his principles and is torn between being true to himself of no man at all. Eventually, not willing to let Uncle Sam needlessly condemn the road crew to death, he rebels. He tries to sabotage the road s progress where an all-black construction regiment is losing a man a mile due to disease and crumbling mountain slopes. Then a commanding officer spots his unconventional skills. Immediately he s transferred to America s first guerrilla-supported unit: Merrill s Marauders and later the Mars Task Force. Here, he must entrust his life to others. During a time when boys were forced to come of age on the battlefield, Harry must find what makes his life worth living or die. The lessons learned in World War II apply to all wars, where men walk away carrying unspeakable memories and lives that could have been haunt those that lived. Behind the Forgotten Front brings them all back to life and shows that history is about facts driven by passions and sometimes the mistakes of real people. Seller Inventory # APC9780991598410

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Ganguli, Milada

Published by Leipzig/ Brockhaus (1981)

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About this Item: Leipzig/ Brockhaus, 1981. Leinen. Dust Jacket Condition: mit Schutzumschlag. 3. Auflage. 283 S. Leineneinband. mit zahlreichen Abbildungen. Buch mit Gebrauchsspuren; Seiten alters- und papierbedingt gebräunt; Umschlag abgegriffen und eingerissen; befleckt; beschrieben; aus dem Inhalt: In eines der ethnographisch interessantesten Gebiete im östlichen Indien, nach Nagaland, das sich zwischen dem Tal des Brahmaputra und der Grenze zu Burma erstreckt, führt dieser lebendig geschriebene Reisebericht der seit vielen Jahren in Indien lebenden Forscherin. 455 Gramm. Buch. Seller Inventory # 6396

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Barbara Hawkins

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About this Item: Barbara Hawkins, 2014. Paperback. Condition: New. Language: English . Brand New Book ***** Print on Demand *****.It s 1942 and Harry Flynn leaves behind the love of his life to journey into a world of tigers, elephants and Himalayan Mountains. Here he must take risks if he is to survive. He enlists to fight in the war expecting to find the thrill of danger and honor of military service. Instead of a fighting position, Harry is sent to the Forgotten Front in the Indian subcontinent as an ordinary supply officer. There, General Joseph Vinegar Joe Stilwell is constructing a road to nowhere through Japanese-occupied Burma. The general will do anything to get the road built In this exotic world with Naga headhunters, opium-smoking Kachin tribesmen, and marauders who scorn both life and death, Harry forges unlikely friendships. He is forced to obey orders that challenge his principles and is torn between being true to himself of no man at all. Eventually, not willing to let Uncle Sam needlessly condemn the road crew to death, he rebels. He tries to sabotage the road s progress where an all-black construction regiment is losing a man a mile due to disease and crumbling mountain slopes. Then a commanding officer spots his unconventional skills. Immediately he s transferred to America s first guerrilla-supported unit: Merrill s Marauders and later the Mars Task Force. Here, he must entrust his life to others. During a time when boys were forced to come of age on the battlefield, Harry must find what makes his life worth living or die. The lessons learned in World War II apply to all wars, where men walk away carrying unspeakable memories and lives that could have been haunt those that lived. Behind the Forgotten Front brings them all back to life and shows that history is about facts driven by passions and sometimes the mistakes of real people. Seller Inventory # APC9780991598410

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Skoglund, John E. (John Egnar), b. 1912

Published by Philadelphia Judson Press [1952]. (1952)

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About this Item: Philadelphia Judson Press [1952]., 1952. Good, side stapled, in illus. red & black wrapper. Sl. red penc. 95 p.; 20.5 cm. (Starr, A Baptist bibliography S3648 for orig. 1951 edition). 3rd printing edition. Binding is Paperbound. Seller Inventory # 014274

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Col James Churchward

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About this Item: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform, 2011. Paperback. Condition: New. Language: English . Brand New Book ***** Print on Demand *****.Mu, as a lost Pacific Ocean continent, was later popularized by James Churchward (1851-1936) in a series of books, beginning with Lost Continent of Mu, the Motherland of Man (1926), re-edited later as The Lost Continent Mu (1931). Other popular books in the series are The Children of Mu (1931), and The Sacred Symbols of Mu (1933). Churchward claimed that more than fifty years ago, while he was a soldier in India, he befriended a high-ranking temple priest who showed him a set of ancient sunburnt clay tablets, supposedly in a long lost Naga-Maya language which only two other people in India could read. Having mastered the language himself, Churchward found out that they originated from the place where [man] first appeared-Mu. The 1931 edition states that all matter of science in this work are based on translations of two sets of ancient tablets: the clay tables he read in India, and a collection 2,500 stone tablets that had been uncovered by William Niven in Mexico. p. 7 Churchward gave a vivid description of Mu as the home of an advanced civilization, the Naacal, which flourished between 50,000 and 12,000 years ago, was dominated by a white race, p. 48 and was superior in many respects to our own p. 17 At the time of its demise, about 12,000 years ago, Mu had 64,000,000 inhabitants and many large cities, and colonies in the other continents. Churchward claimed that the landmass of Mu was located in the Pacific Ocean, and stretched east-west from the Marianas to Easter Island, and north-south from Hawaii to Mangaia. He claimed that according to the creation myth he read in the Indian tablets, Mu had been lifted above sea level by the expansion of underground volcanic gases. Eventually Mu was completely obliterated in almost a single night p. 44: after a series of earthquakes and volcanic eruptions, the broken land fell into that great abyss of fire and was covered by fifty millions of square miles of water. p. 50 Churchward claimed that Mu was the common origin of the great civilizations of Egypt, Greece, Central America, India, Burma and others, including Easter Island, and was in particular the source of ancient megalithic architecture. As evidence for his claims, he pointed to symbols from throughout the world, in which he saw common themes of birds, the relation of the Earth and the sky, and especially the Sun. Churchward claims the king of Mu was Ra and he relates this to the Egyptian god of the sun, Ra, and the Rapanui word for Sun, ra a, which he incorrectly spells raa. [8]: p. 48 He claimed to have found symbols of the Sun in Egypt, Babylonia, Peru and all ancient lands and countries - it was a universal symbol. [8]: p. 138 Churchward attributed all megalithic art in Polynesia to the people of Mu. He claimed that symbols of the sun are found depicted on stones of Polynesian ruins, such as the stone hats (pukao) on top of the giant moai statues of Easter Island. Citing W.J. Johnson, Churchward describes the cylindrical hats as spheres that seem to show red in the distance, and asserts that they represent the Sun as Ra. p. 138 He also incorrectly claimed that some of them are made of red sandstone [8]: p. 89 which does not occur in the island. The platforms on which the statues rest (ahu) are described by Churchward as being platform-like accumulations of cut and dressed stone, which were supposedly left in their current positions awaiting shipment to some other part of the continent for the building of temples and palaces. p. 89 He also cites the pillars erected by the Maori of New Zealand as an example of this lost civilization s handiwork.: p. 158 In Churchward s view, the present-day Polynesians are not descendants of the dominant members of the lost civilization of Mu, responsible for these great works, but survivors of the cataclysm that adopted the first cannibalism and savagery in the world. Seller Inventory # APC9781463524203

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About this Item: Forgotten Books, 2017. Paperback. Condition: New. Language: English . Brand New Book ***** Print on Demand *****. Excerpt from A Short Account of the Kuki-Lushai Tribes on the North-East Frontier (Districts Cachar, Sylhet, Naga Hills, Etc;, And the North Cachar Hills): With an Outline Grammar of the Rangkhol-Lushai Language and a Comparison of Lushai With Other Dialects Researches undertaken on the Burmese side of the great watershed would greatly facilitate the classifying and group ing of tribes of whose history (except within comparatively recent years) we are entirely ignorant. An almost boundless field for ethnological research exists on both the Burma and Assam frontiers, and it is to be hoped that each Government officer or private individual, whose Opportunities are such as to enable him to ascertain anything of the history, manners, or customs of any particular tribe, will endeavour to note at once the principal linguistic characteristics. By this means, in the course of a few years, tribes now more or less distinct will be traced back to the parent stock and satisfactorily classified. The various Kuki laws treating on marriage, rights of succession, c., will, the writer trusts, prove of value to officials in frontier districts, who are often called upon to decide cases in which the tribal customary procedure can be the only guide to a correct decision. In this short account, the writer has only attempted to note the principal manners and customs of the tribes. In the course of time, from contact with out siders, old manners and customs, and even the language, will slowly but surely change, and means by which connect ing links between tribes can be established will be lost for ever. It is while the customs handed down from father to son are still intact that a history, however brief, is of value. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works. Seller Inventory # APC9781332909124

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Ham, Peter van

Published by Frederking & Thaler Verlag GmbH (2006)

ISBN 10: 3894056649 ISBN 13: 9783894056643

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About this Item: Frederking & Thaler Verlag GmbH, 2006. HC. Condition: Neuwertig. Dust Jacket Condition: Sehr Gut Fast Neuwertig. 1 Auflage. Autor/in: Ham, Peter van Titel: In den Bergen der Kopfjäger ISBN: 9783894056643 (früher: 3894056649) Format: 220x140 mm Seiten: 256 Gewicht: 496 g Verlag: Frederking & Thaler Ort: Mchn Erschienen: 2006 Einband: Hardcover Sprache: Deutsch Zustand: wie neu Beschreibung: neuwertig Verlagstext: Man nennt sie "die Sieben Schwestern Indiens", die Bundesstaaten, aus denen sich Nordost-Indien zusammensetzt: Assam, Meghalaya, Tripura, Mizoram, Manipur, Nagaland und Arunachal Pradesh. In der urtümlichen Welt der Dschungelberge zwischen Tibet und Burma herrschen die Gesetze der Klans und Krieger. In diesem fast vergessenen Teil der Welt gehören Fruchtbarkeitsriten und Blutopfer in nahezu allen Kulturen zum kulturellen Selbstverständnis, seien es die Naga-Kopfjäger oder die Hindus von Assam. 1996 gelingt es Peter van Ham zusammen mit seiner Frau erstmalig, die seit 55 Jahren gesperrten Bergländer zu bereisen. Über 10 Jahre hinweg folgen weitere Reisen in diese verschlossenen Welten. Peter van Ham berichtet von Initiierungsfesten, Schlangenkulten und Tieropfern. Auch trifft er auf eine der letzten vom Mutterrecht geprägten Kulturen Indiens, wo die Erbfolge durch die jüngste Tochter bestimmt wird und Frauen eine höhere soziale Rangordnung haben als Männer. Ein Höhepunkt des Buchs ist der Besuch der Naga - das Reich der Kopfjäger. Berauscht von der Farbigkeit ihrer Feste und tief beeindruckt vom natürlichen Stolz der Krieger, erlebt Peter van Ham drei rituelle Kopfjagden selbst mit. Ein Brauch, der nicht nur ein Kriegsakt ist, sondern Ausdruck der uralten Vorstellung, Fruchtbarkeit erlangen und mehren zu können. Aufgeschlossen und unbefangen geht der Autor auf die Menschen zu, sucht immer das Ungewöhnliche, lässt sich Geschichten erzählen und Traditionen erklären. Ein außergewöhnlicher Reisebericht über ein kaum erforschtes Gebiet der Erde, wo sich uralte, vergessen geglaubte Traditionen bewahrt haben und der Fortschritt noch nicht weit gekommen ist. Seller Inventory # 136t

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Woodcock, Percy

Published by Wide World Magazine (1936)

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About this Item: Wide World Magazine, 1936. Disbound. Condition: Very Good. John De Walton (illustrator). First Edition. 5 pages. Note; this is an original article separated from the volume, not an offprint or a reprint. Illustrator: John De Walton. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Wide World Magazine; Inventory No: 259350. 21 years of serving customers on ABE. A seller you can rely on. Seller Inventory # 259350

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Reisang Vashum

Published by Mittal Publications, New Delhi (2005)

ISBN 10: 8170997747 ISBN 13: 9788170997740

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About this Item: Mittal Publications, New Delhi, 2005. N.A. Condition: New. xxii, 254 p.,The dynamics of the politics of identity, ethnicity and self-determination seems to be at climax today be lying many ideologies who once thought that ethnic dynamism was a non-issue for the 20th and 21st Centuries. This is for the fact that many peoples and/or nations are still ?unrepresented? in the comity of the world-the United Nations Organisation (UNO) as equal partners. Through the UNO, the world for the first time has become a family of nations. Many nations have become independent from their so-called colonial maters. India is one of the States that is celebrating its fifty years of independence. However, there is yet another ugly face of the emergence of several independent States (viz., in multi-national States) that has not been well addressed. This is the case of the ?unrepresented nations/peoples? that have been arbitrarily annexed into the stronger and bigger newly formed independent States so that they remain as ?marginalised? nations in the then existing States system. nagas are said to be one of the peoples and/or nations who were arbitrarily annexed by India and Myanmar (erstwhile Burma). Today, the Nagas are living in two sovereign States as unhappy people. This book, The Nagas; Right to Self determination:. is a historical and holistic account of the Nagas struggle for their right to self-determination to be independent from India and Myanmar with special reference to India. This work thus mainly covers the Nagas? old way of life, the emergence of the Naga movement and the later developments till 1999 and the perceptions of the Nagas on self-determination. The author dates back into the remote Naga past traditions and articulates them to the development of the Modern Naga national movement. This ork is the outcome of a combination of an inter-disciplinary academic research and personal experiences as the author is a Naga himself and an active social worker. This book is perhaps the only exhaustive and holistic work on the Naga movement that has been furnished so far by any researcher and/or writer. This work, it is hoped, will be most helpful to scholars, policy makers, the Nagas themselves and persons interested in the Naga movement. The book will also be of equal importance to those involved in the area of conflict resolution/management/ethnic dynamism and so on. Seller Inventory # 252388

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About this Item: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform, United States, 2013. Paperback. Condition: New. Language: English . Brand New Book ***** Print on Demand *****. In late 1930s Britain, a young woman yearns for the exciting adventures that seem to be reserved exclusively for men. Come visit me in India, her friend Alexa writes, and Ursula Graham Bower does, unaware that Assam is where her dreams will come true. Flouting convention, she goes to live in the jungle-clad hills with reformed headhunters, the Zemi Nagas, where she finds fulfillment and a sense of purpose by recording their culture and providing much needed medical care. Her attempts to reconcile the distrustful Zemi with the British authorities are unsuccessful, until the 1942 Japanese invasion of Burma becomes the catalyst to heal the breach. The British Army recruits her into V Force as a guerilla. Leading a band of Naga scouts and a platoon of soldiers, she watches the border areas. The Japanese invade India and, with British lines twenty miles behind her, the danger increases. Fearing the authorities will make her leave if they contact her, and that the Nagas will fold if she goes, Ursula signals H.Q.: Going forward to find the enemy. Send more rifles. The Nagas remain loyal in the most dangerous circumstances, even being prepared to die with her. They put their trust in Ursula and the authorities and the authorities trust them, and they do not fail each other. The Zemi suspicion of the British Government dissolves. As the war moves into Burma, Ursula receives the Order of the British Empire Medal for her exploits. Lt. Colonel Betts, a V Force officer intrigued by the idea of a woman guerilla and seeking an unconventional wife, schemes to meet Ursula. She marries him, having found a man who loves her for living life on her own terms. Seller Inventory # APC9781490406312

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About this Item: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform, United States, 2013. Paperback. Condition: New. Language: English . Brand New Book ***** Print on Demand *****.In late 1930s Britain, a young woman yearns for the exciting adventures that seem to be reserved exclusively for men. Come visit me in India, her friend Alexa writes, and Ursula Graham Bower does, unaware that Assam is where her dreams will come true. Flouting convention, she goes to live in the jungle-clad hills with reformed headhunters, the Zemi Nagas, where she finds fulfillment and a sense of purpose by recording their culture and providing much needed medical care. Her attempts to reconcile the distrustful Zemi with the British authorities are unsuccessful, until the 1942 Japanese invasion of Burma becomes the catalyst to heal the breach. The British Army recruits her into V Force as a guerilla. Leading a band of Naga scouts and a platoon of soldiers, she watches the border areas. The Japanese invade India and, with British lines twenty miles behind her, the danger increases. Fearing the authorities will make her leave if they contact her, and that the Nagas will fold if she goes, Ursula signals H.Q.: Going forward to find the enemy. Send more rifles. The Nagas remain loyal in the most dangerous circumstances, even being prepared to die with her. They put their trust in Ursula and the authorities and the authorities trust them, and they do not fail each other. The Zemi suspicion of the British Government dissolves. As the war moves into Burma, Ursula receives the Order of the British Empire Medal for her exploits. Lt. Colonel Betts, a V Force officer intrigued by the idea of a woman guerilla and seeking an unconventional wife, schemes to meet Ursula. She marries him, having found a man who loves her for living life on her own terms. Seller Inventory # APC9781490406312

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GANGULI, MILADA

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About this Item: Leipzig, F. A. Brockhaus Verlag,1978., 1978. Hardcover. Condition: Gut. Schutzumschlag. Ganzleinen mit Schutzumschlag, 8¡, 262 S., 2. Auflage, mit 16 Farbfotos, 40 Schwarzwei§tafeln und 28 Textillustrationen sowie 1 farbigen Ausschlagkarte, »Von allen einheimischen indischen Stämmen haben mich die Naga am meisten beeindruckt. Sie sind Angehörige alter Stämme, die in Assam, im östlichen Indien, den schmalen Landstreifen zwischen dem Flußtal des Brahmaputra un der Grenze des benachbarten Burma bewohnen (Die Autorin).« Guter Zustand. (Bilder im JPG- oder PDF-Format auf Anfrage). Seller Inventory # 11315

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Sir James Johnstone

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About this Item: Gyan. Hardbound. Condition: As New. Contents: Author's preface. Introductory memoir. 1. My experiences in Manipur and Naga hills. 2. Samagudting. 3. Historical events connected with Manipur and the Naga hills. 4. Value of keeping a promise. 5. Visit Dimapur. 6. Return to India. 7. Start for Manipur. 8. Visit the Maharajah. 9. Manipur. 10. Ghumbeer Singh and our treatment of him. 11. My early days in Manipur. 12. Discussions as to new residency. 13. Violent conduct of Prince Koireng. 14. An old acquaintance. 15. Spring in Manipur. 16. Punishment of female criminals. 17. Mr. Damant and the Naga hills. 18. Restoring order and confidence. 19. Konoma evacuated. 20. Visit Chingsow to investigate Chussad outrage. 21. Saving a criminal from execution. 22. March to Mao and improvement of the road. 23. Return to Manipur. 24. Return to India. 25. A friend in need. 26. More trouble with Thangal Major.27. News from Kendat. 28. People fairly friendly. 29. Mischief done by departure of steamers. 30. Conclusions. The events of 1890-1891. Index. " Manipur, a beautiful valley, is surrounded by the hills on all sides and bounded on the North by Naga hills. Naga hills forms a part of the complex mountain barriers on the borders of Burma and India. Since the author had been to both the places he acquired a first hand information, with immense experiences about their people, history, politics, religion, culture, economics, etc. He has set down authentic facts in a systematic way and given historical events connected with Manipur and Naga hills in British India." (jacket)No. 29229 233 pp. Seller Inventory # 44911

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Barbara Hawkins

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About this Item: Barbara Hawkins, 2014. Paperback. Condition: New. Language: English . This book usually ship within 10-15 business days and we will endeavor to dispatch orders quicker than this where possible. Brand New Book. It s 1942 and Harry Flynn leaves behind the love of his life to journey into a world of tigers, elephants and Himalayan Mountains. Here he must take risks if he is to survive. He enlists to fight in the war expecting to find the thrill of danger and honor of military service. Instead of a fighting position, Harry is sent to the Forgotten Front in the Indian subcontinent as an ordinary supply officer. There, General Joseph Vinegar Joe Stilwell is constructing a road to nowhere through Japanese-occupied Burma. The general will do anything to get the road built In this exotic world with Naga headhunters, opium-smoking Kachin tribesmen, and marauders who scorn both life and death, Harry forges unlikely friendships. He is forced to obey orders that challenge his principles and is torn between being true to himself of no man at all. Eventually, not willing to let Uncle Sam needlessly condemn the road crew to death, he rebels. He tries to sabotage the road s progress where an all-black construction regiment is losing a man a mile due to disease and crumbling mountain slopes. Then a commanding officer spots his unconventional skills. Immediately he s transferred to America s first guerrilla-supported unit: Merrill s Marauders and later the Mars Task Force. Here, he must entrust his life to others. During a time when boys were forced to come of age on the battlefield, Harry must find what makes his life worth living or die. The lessons learned in World War II apply to all wars, where men walk away carrying unspeakable memories and lives that could have been haunt those that lived. Behind the Forgotten Front brings them all back to life and shows that history is about facts driven by passions and sometimes the mistakes of real people. Seller Inventory # LIE9780991598410

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About this Item: Forgotten Books, 2017. Paperback. Condition: New. Language: English . Brand New Book ***** Print on Demand *****.Excerpt from A Short Account of the Kuki-Lushai Tribes on the North-East Frontier (Districts Cachar, Sylhet, Naga Hills, Etc;, And the North Cachar Hills): With an Outline Grammar of the Rangkhol-Lushai Language and a Comparison of Lushai With Other Dialects Researches undertaken on the Burmese side of the great watershed would greatly facilitate the classifying and group ing of tribes of whose history (except within comparatively recent years) we are entirely ignorant. An almost boundless field for ethnological research exists on both the Burma and Assam frontiers, and it is to be hoped that each Government officer or private individual, whose Opportunities are such as to enable him to ascertain anything of the history, manners, or customs of any particular tribe, will endeavour to note at once the principal linguistic characteristics. By this means, in the course of a few years, tribes now more or less distinct will be traced back to the parent stock and satisfactorily classified. The various Kuki laws treating on marriage, rights of succession, c., will, the writer trusts, prove of value to officials in frontier districts, who are often called upon to decide cases in which the tribal customary procedure can be the only guide to a correct decision. In this short account, the writer has only attempted to note the principal manners and customs of the tribes. In the course of time, from contact with out siders, old manners and customs, and even the language, will slowly but surely change, and means by which connect ing links between tribes can be established will be lost for ever. It is while the customs handed down from father to son are still intact that a history, however brief, is of value. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works. Seller Inventory # APC9781332909124

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Ganguli ,Milada

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About this Item: F.A . Brockhaus, Leipzig, 1976. Farb. Lwdb. m. farb. De-druck. Condition: Gut. Dust Jacket Condition: 1. Brockhaus ,Leipzig ,1976 ,aus dem tschechischen v. Ernst u. Helene Hamburger ,1. Aufl . , 161 S. m. 16 Farb -,40 S/W-tafeln u. 28 Textillustr. ,sowie 1 farbige Ausschlagkarte ,farb.illustr. Olwbd ., OschUmschl.(farb., illustr. ) m. ber. Oberkante ,im Text Bleistiftunterstr. ,sonst g.Exempl. Size: 20,5 x 14. Gutes Leseexemplar. Seller Inventory # 000812

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Vicky Thomas

Published by The History Press Ltd, United Kingdom (2012)

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About this Item: The History Press Ltd, United Kingdom, 2012. Hardback. Condition: New. Language: English . Brand New Book. In 1937, Ursula Bower visited Nagaland at the invitation of a friend, and on a dispensary tour encountered the Naga people. She was so taken was with their striking dignity, tribal pride and unique culture that she arranged to live among them to write an anthropological study. But she became more than an observer - living alone among them, Ursula was integrated into their village life, becoming their figurehead when in 1944 the Japanese invaded the jungles of Nagaland from Burma. The Nagas turned to her for leadership and with the support of General Slim, her Naga guides were armed and trained to patrol and repel the Japanese incursions. The Nagas courage and loyalty were duly recognised, and after the conflict Ursula, with Naga support, went on to run a jungle training school for the RAF. Later, with her husband, Tim Betts as Political Officer, she worked among the volatile tribes of the remote Apa Tani Valley, bordering Tibet. Following the Independence of India in 1947, Ursula returned to her highland roots, but to her death in 1988, her experiences among the Naga people shaped and directed her life. Seller Inventory # AA79780752464015

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Ganguli, Milàda:

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About this Item: Leipzig : Brockhaus, 1976. 3. Aufl. 283 S., 1 Bl., 16 farb. u. 40 sw-Abb. auf Taf., 28 Text-Abb., 1 Kt. Ill.OLnOU; dieser angerändert, sonst in gutem Zustand. Volle fünf Jahre bereiste der Autor das Siedlungsgebiet der Naga, ein Bergvolk in Nordostindien (an der Grenze zu Burma), und erkundete das Leben und die Bräuche der Bewohner und unternahm zahlreiche Exkursionen. Seller Inventory # 6327

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WEST. Andrew

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About this Item: Department of South East Asian Studies, Hull, 1999. 61pp. Softcover. A mint copy. University of Hull. Centre for South-East Asian studies. Occasional paper No 34. Seller Inventory # 144533

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Sir James Johnstone

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About this Item: Gyan Books Pvt. Ltd., 2010. Hardcover. Condition: New. Manipur, a beautiful valley, is surrounded by the hills on all sides and bounded on the North by Naga Hills. Naga Hills forms a part of the complex mountain barriers on the borders of Burma and India. Since the author had been to both the places he acquired a first hand information, with immense experiences about their people, history, politics, religion, culture economics, etc. He has set down authentic facts in a systematic way and given historical events connected with Manipur and Naga Hills in British India. Contents: Search`s Preface Introductory Memoir Chap. I : MY Experiences IN Manipur AND Naga HILLS : Arrival in India - Hospitable friends - The Lieut. - Governor - Journey to the Naga Hills - Nigriting - Golaghat - A panther reminiscence - Hot springs - A village Dance - Dimapur - My new abode Chap. II : Samagudting - Unhealthy quarters - A callous widower - Want of Water - Inhabitants of the Naga Hills - Captain Butler - Other Officials - Our Life in the wilds - A tiger carries off the postman - An Indian Forest - Encouragement Chap. III : Historical Events connected with Manipur and the Naga Hills - Different Tribes - Their Religion - Food and customs Chap. IV : Value of keeping a promise - Episode of Sallajee - Protection given to small villages, and the large one defied - "Thorough" Government of India`s Views - A plea for Christian Education in the Naga Hills Chap. V : Visit Dimapur - A terrible storm - Cultivation - Aggression by Konoma - My ultimatum - Konoma submits - Birth of a son - Forest Flowers - A fever patient - Proposed change of station - Leave Naga Hills - March through the forest - Depredation by tigers - Calcutta - Return to England Chap. VI : Return to India - Attached to Foreign Office - Imperial assemblage at Delhi - Almorah - Appointed to Manipur - Journey to Shillong - Cherra Poojee - Colonel McCulloch - Question of ceremony Chap. VII : Start for Manipur - March over the Hills - Lovely Scenery - Views of the Valley - State Reception - The Residency - Visitors Chap. VIII : Visit the Maharajah - His Ministers - Former Revolutions - Thangal Major Chap. IX : Manipur - Early History - Our connection with it - Ghumbeer Singh - Burmese War Chap. X : Ghumbeer Singh and our treatment of him - Nur Singh and attempt on his life - McCulloch - His WISDOM and Generosity - My Establishment - Settlement of Frontier Dispute Chap. XI : My Early Days in Manipur - The Capital - The Inhabitants - Good Qualities of Manipuris - Origin of Valley of Manipur - Expedition to the Naga Hills - Lovely Scenery - Attack on Kongal Tannah by Burmese - Return from Naga Hills - Visit Kongal Tannah Chap. XII : Discussions as to New Residency - Its Completion - Annual Boat - Races - Kang - Joop - Kool - Daily Work - Dealings with the Durbar Chap. XIII : Violent Conduct of Prince Koireng - A rebuke - Service Payment - Advantages of Manipuri System - Customs Duties - Slavery - Releasing Slaves - Chowbas` Fidelity - Sepoy`s kindness to Children - Visit to the Yoma Range Chap. XIV : An Old Acquaintance - Monetary crisis - A cure for Breaking Crockery - Rumour of Human Sacrifices - Improved Postal System - Apricots - Mulberries - A Snake Story - Search after Treasure - Another Snake Story - Visit to Calcutta - Athletics - Ball Practice - A near shave Chap. XV : Spring in Manipur - Visit Kombang - Manipuri Orderlies - Parade of the Maharajah`s Guards - Birth of a Daughter - An evening walk in the capital - Polo - Visit to Cachar Chap. XVI : Punishment of Female Criminals - A Man Saved from Execution - A Kuki executed - Old Customs abolished - Anecdots of Ghumbeer Singh - The Manipuri Army - Effort to re - organise Manipur Levy - System of Rewards - "Nothing for nothing" - An English School - Hindoo Festivals - Rainbows - View from Kang - Joop - Kool Printed Pages: 234. Seller Inventory # 34311

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About this Item: Forgotten Books, 2017. Paperback. Condition: New. Language: English . This book usually ship within 10-15 business days and we will endeavor to dispatch orders quicker than this where possible. Brand New Book. Excerpt from A Short Account of the Kuki-Lushai Tribes on the North-East Frontier (Districts Cachar, Sylhet, Naga Hills, Etc;, And the North Cachar Hills): With an Outline Grammar of the Rangkhol-Lushai Language and a Comparison of Lushai With Other Dialects Researches undertaken on the Burmese side of the great watershed would greatly facilitate the classifying and group ing of tribes of whose history (except within comparatively recent years) we are entirely ignorant. An almost boundless field for ethnological research exists on both the Burma and Assam frontiers, and it is to be hoped that each Government officer or private individual, whose Opportunities are such as to enable him to ascertain anything of the history, manners, or customs of any particular tribe, will endeavour to note at once the principal linguistic characteristics. By this means, in the course of a few years, tribes now more or less distinct will be traced back to the parent stock and satisfactorily classified. The various Kuki laws treating on marriage, rights of succession, c., will, the writer trusts, prove of value to officials in frontier districts, who are often called upon to decide cases in which the tribal customary procedure can be the only guide to a correct decision. In this short account, the writer has only attempted to note the principal manners and customs of the tribes. In the course of time, from contact with out siders, old manners and customs, and even the language, will slowly but surely change, and means by which connect ing links between tribes can be established will be lost for ever. It is while the customs handed down from father to son are still intact that a history, however brief, is of value. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works. Seller Inventory # LIE9781332909124

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Col. James Churchward

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About this Item: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform. Paperback. Condition: New. This item is printed on demand. 196 pages. Dimensions: 9.9in. x 7.8in. x 0.3in.Mu, as a lost Pacific Ocean continent, was later popularized by James Churchward (18511936) in a series of books, beginning with Lost Continent of Mu, the Motherland of Man (1926), re-edited later as The Lost Continent Mu (1931). Other popular books in the series are The Children of Mu (1931), and The Sacred Symbols of Mu (1933). Churchward claimed that more than fifty years ago, while he was a soldier in India, he befriended a high-ranking temple priest who showed him a set of ancient sunburnt clay tablets, supposedly in a long lost Naga-Maya language which only two other people in India could read. Having mastered the language himself, Churchward found out that they originated from the place where man first appearedMu. The 1931 edition states that all matter of science in this work are based on translations of two sets of ancient tablets: the clay tables he read in India, and a collection 2, 500 stone tablets that had been uncovered by William Niven in Mexico. p. 7 Churchward gave a vivid description of Mu as the home of an advanced civilization, the Naacal, which flourished between 50, 000 and 12, 000 years ago, was dominated by a white race, p. 48 and was superior in many respects to our own p. 17 At the time of its demise, about 12, 000 years ago, Mu had 64, 000, 000 inhabitants and many large cities, and colonies in the other continents. Churchward claimed that the landmass of Mu was located in the Pacific Ocean, and stretched east-west from the Marianas to Easter Island, and north-south from Hawaii to Mangaia. He claimed that according to the creation myth he read in the Indian tablets, Mu had been lifted above sea level by the expansion of underground volcanic gases. Eventually Mu was completely obliterated in almost a single night p. 44: after a series of earthquakes and volcanic eruptions, the broken land fell into that great abyss of fire and was covered by fifty millions of square miles of water. p. 50 Churchward claimed that Mu was the common origin of the great civilizations of Egypt, Greece, Central America, India, Burma and others, including Easter Island, and was in particular the source of ancient megalithic architecture. As evidence for his claims, he pointed to symbols from throughout the world, in which he saw common themes of birds, the relation of the Earth and the sky, and especially the Sun. Churchward claims the king of Mu was Ra and he relates this to the Egyptian god of the sun, Ra, and the Rapanui word for Sun, raa, which he incorrectly spells raa. 8: p. 48 He claimed to have found symbols of the Sun in Egypt, Babylonia, Peru and all ancient lands and countries it was a universal symbol. 8: p. 138 Churchward attributed all megalithic art in Polynesia to the people of Mu. He claimed that symbols of the sun are found depicted on stones of Polynesian ruins, such as the stone hats (pukao) on top of the giant moai statues of Easter Island. Citing W. J. Johnson, Churchward describes the cylindrical hats as spheres that seem to show red in the distance, and asserts that they represent the Sun as Ra. p. 138 He also incorrectly claimed that some of them are made of red sandstone 8: p. 89 which does not occur in the island. The platforms on which the statues rest (ahu) are described by Churchward as being platform-like accumulations of cut and dressed stone, which were supposedly left in their current positions awaiting shipment to some other part of the continent for the building of temples and palaces. : p. 89 He also cites the pillars erected by the Maori of New Zealand as an example of this lost civilizations handiwork. : p. 158 In Churchwards view, the present-day Polynesians are not descendants of the dominant members of the lost civilization of Mu, responsible for these great works, but survivors of the cataclysm that adopted the first cannibalism and savagery in the world. This item ships from La Vergne,TN. Paperback. Seller Inventory # 9781463524203

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