The Nagas

Hill Peoples of Northeast India

Project Introduction The Naga Database

manuscript - Christoph von Furer-Haimendorf, Naga diary one

caption: old man dies of leprosy
medium: diaries
person: Dzeam-ang/ of WakchingShou-ba/ of Wakching
ethnicgroup: Konyak
location: Wakching
date: 6.8.1936
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: (166) Wakching 6/8/1936. When I went together with Dzeam-ang to the village this morning I heard that this morning an old man of the The-phong morung called Shou-bha had died. However he had already been buried outside the village at the crack of dawn because he had died of a bad illness, that is of leprosy. For that reason they also had not struck the drum of the morung and I was not allowed to see the grave. Only a few old men were allowed to come near him. I did not insist on it as I did not expect anything unusual.