Out of Isolation is a study of culture and conflict of the six decades old conflict between India and Nagaland. Culture is the driving force and because it is strong, it enables to stand up against invasions. The first part of Out of Isolation is therefore dedicated to the intricacies of Naga Culture followed up by first hand experiences of what happened by way of the victims, the civilians, who speak out. The latter part of the book is a comprehensive study on the causes of the conflict, its actors and its prospects. Because the Nagas have been kept isolated by India there is very little known about them in the international community. As the Naga People, just like any other people, are very much part of our world, this books aims to change that.
Frans Welman is a photojournalist and documentary filmmaker from Amsterdam, The Netherlands. He started out as a clinical psychologist with a preference for cross-cultural psychology. Armed with that inclination, he went on a journey that carried him from West Papua to Peru, and eventually to the doorstep of Nagaland. Working in the prominent Dutch anthropological Royal Tropical Museum education department for many years brought the conviction to stand by those indigenous peoples who, due to post-colonial effects, have yet to attain their right to self-determination. Frans Welman brings these peoples and environments they live in to light as his never-ending journey continues.read more
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