By Dr Thong Tezenlo
The time period ‘progress’ is a contemporary Western thought that existence is often bettering and advancing towards a terrific kingdom. it's a very important smooth thought which underlies geographic explorations and clinical and technological innovations in addition to the need to harness nature with the intention to raise humans’ ease and luxury. With the arrival of Western colonization and to the nice detriment of the colonized, the thought of development started to perniciously and pervasively permeate throughout cultures.
This booklet info the impression of the thought of growth at the Nagas and their tradition. The interplay among the Nagas and the West, starting with British army conquest and via American missionary intrusion, has ended in the slow loss of life of Naga tradition. it's nearly a cliché to say that because the colonial touch, the lengthy developed Naga conventional values are being changed via Western values. results are nonetheless being felt within the loss of feel of course and confusion one of the Nagas this day. similar to different Indigenous Peoples, whose historical past is characterised through worrying cultural turmoil due to colonial interference, the Nagas have lengthy been engaged in self-shame, self-negation and self-sabotage.
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