• The First Major Challenge against the British Colonialism by the Nagas: 1879-1880

    Author(s):
    Talichuba Walling (see profile)
    Date:
    2019
    Group(s):
    Digital Humanities East Asia
    Subject(s):
    Imperialism, World politics, Political science
    Item Type:
    Article
    Tag(s):
    Colonial British, Khonoma Village, Khonoma War, Naga Politics, Nagas and British, Colonialism, Political history
    Permanent URL:
    http://dx.doi.org/10.17613/4zjr-zf29
    Abstract:
    The Nagas since time immemorial were never under any foreign powers. They lived in a state of nature where any principality that ever encompassed them was rudimentary, unscathed and the purest that nature could provide them. Their primordial worlds had endured for generations until the modern century without being bothered and unaware of what was happening around them. British Colonialism had shaken the world entirely right to its core; altering every fundamental structures in it. Nagas however continued to live in a state of perpetual bliss on this side of the ‘promised land’. Not before long, the ray of the British Empire infiltrated into the Naga territory and disturbed their ethnic environment. What another considered as a convenient expansion of power; turn out to be the abrogation of existence for the other. In the light of this argument, we shall pursue in studying and observing the underlying factors that led to the Nagas challenging the powerful British authority over the Naga Hills, and the consequences that followed.
    Notes:
    The revolt of Khonoma, if its historical event is not limited to its immediate achievements, it was not a historical tragedy of how the Nagas lost their ground over to the British. Considering it as a failure, yet it standouts to serve a higher purpose; the beginning of the Naga national consciousness.
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