The Nagas

Hill Peoples of Northeast India

Project Introduction The Naga Database

manuscript - Christoph von Furer-Haimendorf, Naga diary one

caption: feasts of merit in Chi
medium: diaries
ethnicgroup: Konyak
location: Wakching Chi
date: 12.8.1936
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: In Wakching I had asked in vain about feasts of merit. Now I discovered that the Angs of Chi give such feasts either in their own name or in the name of a dead brother or even a young son. Mewang has given two such series but never in his own name. They are very expensive as for one feast up to fifty mithans have to be slaughtered. I have to find out more about it tomorrow. The Ang sent two of his men to Borjan for rum. I gave them some letters to take.