The Nagas

Hill Peoples of Northeast India

Project Introduction The Naga Database

manuscript - Christoph von Furer-Haimendorf, Naga diary one

caption: woman with infected foot ; leprosy in Shiong
medium: diaries
person: Ahon/ of Shiong
ethnicgroup: Konyak
location: Shiong
date: 10.7.1936
person: Furer-Haimendorf
date: 2.6.1936-11.7.1936
note: translated from german by Dr Ruth Barnes
person: School of Oriental and African Studies Library, London
text: First we went into the house of the sister of Ahon, the dobashi of Shiong. She has an infected foot. (86) Then Ahon takes us into his own house where several people were sitting on the two platforms. One of his two wives has had leprosy for several years. It is incredible how he and his children can live in the same house without catching the disease. Shiong is known for its high number of lepers.