Kohima, January 19 (NE): Konyaks in Nagaland makes the headlines in a Spanish Magazine. An article about the Konyak’s is written in Spanish language for the readers around the world which is also featured in the front cover of the magazine.
The Spanish magazine ‘XLSemanal’ features an article about the “Mystic Konyak” – residing at the Indo-Myanmar boarder, in the Indian state of Nagaland in its latest edition.
The ‘XLSemanal’ is one of the most widely read Spanish magazine, distributed with 23 leading newspapers. It was launched in November 1987 and each Sunday, it provides households with in-depth features, interviews and contributors.
The XLSemanal article in Spanish language reads out in English below,
In the far forgotten corner of a distant land; in the Arakan Mountain system of the outer Himalaya’s lies the land of the Anghs, nestled amidst the south Asian giants – India and Myanmar.
The ethnic Konyak, once feared the most ferocious headhunters of the Naga tribes subdued by the new belief system; Christianity and the ethnic minority’s attempt to make sense of a new of a life, in this fast changing world.
Change is inevitable, that’s the only thing contestant. The old familiar ways have long forgotten and the new ways of life are only partly understood.
In Konyak’s tryst with an alien culture that they now embrace in their acculturated world, what remains vaguely visible are the telltale signs of the rich patterns of life, in the faces of this brave head-warriors, an Art that was once interwoven with their very social fabric, which one early fades into depth of nothingness, in front of our very eyes.
A day in the life of a Konyak, away from the cares of the world, in the Konyak countryside.
A word of wisdom for the next generation. Freelance photojournalist, Alvaro Ybarra Zavala interviewing Cheno Khuzuthrupa of Hoyang.
Freelance photojournalist, Alvaro Ybarra Zavala capturing a moment with Cheno Khuzuthrupa of Hoyang.
— XLSemanal (@XLSemanal) January 18, 2020
(Source: XLSemanal Magazine | Photo: Freelance photojournalist, Alvaro Ybarra Zavala)