Episode 83: In Nagaland, keeping ancient traditions alive

In late April, an unusual ceremony was held at a parade ground in Leshi, which is part of the Naga Self-Administered Zone. The ceremony, which involved two men from competing Naga tribes dunking themselves under water, was held to resolve a land dispute that goes back almost a century.

Local residents in the Naga SAZ say that these types of events, which represent traditional Naga customs, are occurring less frequently, and have expressed concern that amid development these new unique customs could disappear completely.

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