The Nagas

Hill Peoples of Northeast India

Project Introduction The Naga Database

manuscript - Christoph von Furer-Haimendorf notebook two

caption: village officials
medium: notes
ethnicgroup: Konyak
location: Wakching
date: 30.7.1936
person: Furer-Haimendorf
date: 23.6.1936-6.1937
person: School of Oriental and African Studies Library, London
text: There is a man (Wang-shu-ba) in the village who acts at gennas, if there is a genna the Ang calls him to his house and there the Wang-shu-ba (128) makes a genna. The Wang-shu-ba is always of the Wang-shu clan. The Wang-shu-ba acts for the whole village.
text: There is another official, Ben-ba, who acts at individual gennas; he also acts at funerals and at gennas for illness.