Q. With reference to Naga insurgency, consider the following statements:
1.The term ‘Naga’ was created by the British for administrative convenience.
2.The Nagas did not consider themselves a part of British India.
Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

[A] 1 only

[B] 2 only

[C] .Both 1 and 2

[D] Neither 1 nor 2

Answer: C
Notes:

Both statements are correct.

  • The term ‘Naga’ was created by the British for administrative convenienceto refer to a group of tribes with similar origins but distinct cultures, dialects, and customs.
  • Residing in the Naga hills of Assam during the advent of the British and the annexation of Assam in 1820, the Nagas did not consider themselves a part of British India.

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