The Nagas

Hill Peoples of Northeast India

Project Introduction The Naga Database

manuscript - Christoph von Furer-Haimendorf, Naga diary one

caption: hell fire of Christianity criticized
medium: diaries
ethnicgroup: Ao
location: Merangkong
date: 19.7.1936
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: I took the opportunity to break a lance for the old customs and said that those who believe in Lunkizungba and lead a good life would come to a place just as good as those who believe in the god of the christians. This caused a general nod of agreement and the satisfaction of the good old men was the greater as the main doctrine of the Baptist Mission teaches that all Naga who die as heathens will have to fry in the eternal flames, including the ancestors of the living.