Video | Interview with anthropologist Cristoph von Fürer-Haimendorf on the rapid transition into modernity by a previously untouched tribe: “Apatanis developed fast, not overrun by outsiders” – Assam

Interview of Christoph von Fürer-Haimendorf by Alan Macfarlane. Filmed by Tristram Riley-Smith in 17th June 1983 All revenues are donated to the World Oral Literature Project:
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Source: “Interview of Christoph von Fürer-Haimendorf by Alan Macfarlane, Part 1 of 3”
Date Visited: 11 January 2023

“President Droupadi Murmu said that the high respect given to the women in the Naga society is demonstrated through the fact that the literacy rate among women in the state is higher than the national average, and Nagaland is considered the safest place for women in the country. […] If women are empowered, there is more development in society.” (Hindustan Times, 2 November 2022) | Learn more >>

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In Marginalised but not Defeated, Tarun Kanti Bose (a seasoned public interest journalist) “talks about the Khasis, Nagas, Karbis, Garos, Rabhas, Misings, Daflas, Bodos, Akas and others in the North-east. […] The mainstream development paradigm is being questioned and new rainbows of collective, community reassertions are happening across the tribal belt in India. More so, in most cases, led by brave, empowered and resilient women.” | Learn more: >>

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