The Nagas

Hill Peoples of Northeast India

Project Introduction The Naga Database

manuscript - Christoph von Furer-Haimendorf, Naga diary one

caption: the dead person exhorted to enter the land of the dead
medium: diaries
person: Dukta/ of Wakching
ethnicgroup: Konyak
location: Wakching
date: 26.7.1936
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: In the meantime one heard words from the house which were spoken with a raised voice and in a solemn tone. The deceased was told again and again "are, enter the land of the dead, do not be afraid when you are asked whose son you are you say Dukta the son of Ngamang". (for Konyak texts see notebook 2 p. 74, notebook 3 p. 111). Now the coffin is carried into the house.