INTERVIEW OF URSULA GRAHAM BOWER


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Interview of Ursula Graham Bower by Alan Macfarlane

Ursula Graham Bower (1914-c.1989), was one of the pioneer anthropologists in the Naga Hills. She never received a formal training in anthropology, but her photographs, film and two monographs on the Nagas and the Apa Tanis establish her as one of the great generation alongside her friends J.P.Mills, Bill Archer and Chnristoph von Furer-Haimendorf. Here she describes her first meeting with Nagas in the 1930's and her shock and sense that she had always known them.

The interview was filmed by the Audio Visual Aids Unit in Cambridge 4th November 1985.