Where did Naga history begin and where will it end?
Kaka D. Iralu
[dropcap]L[/dropcap]ike all other histories of every nation on earth, Naga history also began from the Garden of Eden when God created man in his own image through Adam. Adam is the progenitor of the whole human race and every nations of the world is connected to him. Stating this genetic and anthropological fact, the word of God says: “The God who made the world and everything in it, being Lord of heaven and earth, does not live in shrines made by man…continuing on, the word of God said…and he made from one (Adam) every nation of man to live in all the face of the earth, having determined allotted periods and the boundaries of their habitation.” (Acts. 17:24-26) Beyond these revealed word of God, man or Scientist can only speculate that man and nations evolved from some primordial soup that eventually became plasma then animals and then finally into a two legged walking Chimpanzee. However this walking Chimpanzee has no written history of his own species!
But in the case of human beings, in the course of his history, after the world wide flood and through the three sons of Noah-Shem Ham and Japhet, families multiplied into clans and on to tribes and nations. This human history is recorded in the Bible and forms the only rational history with dates and years. (e.g.Gen.10:1-32) To put the history of nations into a nut shell, after the dispersion from the Tower of Babel, these various nations migrated across the length and breath of the earth and occupied various regions and Continents. These nations made these new found lands their ancestral lands. But as some of these nations multiplied in numbers and also increased in economic wealth and technologies, they began to conquer their neighbor’s lands and began claiming bigger territories for themselves. Upon these conquered territories, they even imposed their own nationalities and began to even brutally oppress their conquered subjects. Thus were born in human history ancient empires like the Huns, the Romans etc and in modern times, the British Empire, the Russian Empire etc.
Then in 1947 and 1948, two new empires called India and Burma were created with the active assistance of the British in finance and arms. But in order to be in tune with the modern times, they did not call these two new empires as modern empires but as Democratic Republics.
Now in the course of human history, there are two kinds of nations in the world. The first is that which is made by God as has already been mentioned. The second is man made and is forced into existence through military might. For example Nagas as a nation is a God made entity and it will never die or disappear from the annals of human history. However, Nagas as Indians is a purely man made entity forced into existence by military tyranny. In this militarily created artificial entity, there is not even a shred of genetic or anthropological truth. Hence let nobody ever think that Nagas were born from India’s belly in 1947 or when a state was imposed on them in 1960. Only some stupid Indians or Nagas who are totally bereft of any anthropological or racial knowledge will think a Naga is an Indian.
As for the question, where will Naga history end, it will end in the New Heaven’s and the New Earth at the end of human history. Like all other true nations of the world, Nagas will also enter the New Jerusalem with their own honor and glory. (Rev. 21 especially v 24-26)
In summary, Naga history began with God and will end with God. Here, no power on earth can ever destroy the God made Naga nation and history. As for man made nations and histories, for some time, they may look gigantic and imposing but eventually they will all disintegrate and disappear into the dustbin of history. History has witnessed this surreal chimera over and over again.