The Nagas

Hill Peoples of Northeast India

Project Introduction The Naga Database

manuscript - Christoph von Furer-Haimendorf, Naga diary one

caption: horrible church at Akoia
medium: diaries
ethnicgroup: Ao
location: Akhoia (Akoia)
date: 15.7.1936
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: Mongsenyimti 15/7/1936. We left Chantongia under covered sky and reached Akoia after an hour, a small village which is almost completely christian. The church is such a horror that I photographed it both inside and out. The inside is a hall with benches and a reading desk instead of an altar. The most atrocious colour prints hang on the wall showing scenes of the Old Testament and with English inscriptions. The 'Battle of Jericho' might still be the most comprehensible one to the Aos. The beautiful morung of Akoia has naturally mostly fallen apart