Marie Michael Library
Land and Ritual Among the Angami Naga
VHS; PAL FORMAT.
Most parts of Nagaland are under swidden or jhum cultivation. Once blamed for causing land and forest degradation, it is now being acknowledged as a sustainable practice. The film highlights the dominant role played by women in swidden agriculture. The Naga women have more rights than women in the Indian plains, but significant inequities persist. The film touches upon the links between indigenous knowledge and the cultural identity of the Angami Nagas, who are adapting their traditional religion with Christianity that was introduced 100 years ago.