Civilized Colonizers and Barbaric Colonized: Reclaiming Naga Identity by Demythologizing Colonial Portraits

@article{Thong2012CivilizedCA,
  title={Civilized Colonizers and Barbaric Colonized: Reclaiming Naga Identity by Demythologizing Colonial Portraits},
  author={Tezenlo Thong},
  journal={History and Anthropology},
  year={2012},
  volume={23},
  pages={375 - 397}
}
  • Tezenlo Thong
  • Published 2 August 2012
  • History
  • History and Anthropology
In this paper, I address a prominent colonial representation known as “headhunting”, because this term has been in use almost synonymously with Nagas and continues to exert negative psychological ramifications on contemporary Nagas. Due to a lack of work revising the exaggerated representation, the colonial portrayal is being sustained by the frequent and continued use of terms such as “former headhunters” and “once headhunters”. Therefore, this work is in part to represent the Nagas not as… 
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'Headhunting', as a term, was essentialised as the defining identity of the Nagas during the colonial period. Without rejecting the term per se, I endeavor to present an understanding of what
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  • O. Milburn
  • History
    Bulletin of the School of Oriental and African Studies
  • 2018
Abstract Headhunting has a long and well-documented history in China, but most people are today unaware of this practice, first recorded in Shang oracle bones and regularly mentioned in ancient
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