The Nagas

Hill Peoples of Northeast India

Project Introduction The Naga Database

manuscript - Christoph von Furer-Haimendorf, Naga diary one

caption: fires and dysentery
medium: diaries
ethnicgroup: Konyak
location: Wakching
date: 12.7.1936
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: Another morung is brand new because the old one burnt down recently. Due to the presence of dysentery in Wakching at the moment many houses have calabashes hung up with white faces painted on them to scare away the spirits of illness