Social Sciences & Psychology
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|1||DR. RINGKAHAO HORAM|
LAND OWNERSHIP SYSTEM OF THE NAGAS.
Naga is one of the major tribe who live mostly in the North Eastern part of India. They are of Indo-Mongoloid race speaking Tibeto- Burman language of having more than 50 ethnic sub -tribes collectively known as “Nagas”..They are known for its rich cultural heritage.
Land particularly for the Naga tribe has been inherent economic guardian since time immemorial. The Naga social and cultural system and identity are closely linked with their land. For them land is not only for physical sustenance but also social, cultural, political and spiritual life too. Land is related with their day to day life govern by their customary laws and they cannot think of their spiritual life without land since it is closely related with surrounding environment and spiritual belief system too. Therefore it is difficult to differentiate and separate them. As the land is important and inseparable domain of the Nagas, Land ownership system and transfer of land is strictly follows as per their customary laws, for such reason Land, culture, and environment are kept in such a way that it can be a good example for maintaining ecological balance in today’s world.
Land and Culture: inseparable domain of the Nagas.