The Nagas

Hill Peoples of Northeast India

Project Introduction The Naga Database

manuscript - Christoph von Furer-Haimendorf, Naga diary one

caption: smelly corpse platforms, water pipe
medium: diaries
person: Apong/ of Wanching
ethnicgroup: Konyak
location: Wanching
date: 25.8.1936
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: When the rain receded a bit we went to Apong's house which is in the upper khel. The path leads through a hollow way which today looks like a stream. To the right and left are corpse platforms, some of them smell dreadfully. The water supply which is led along this path in tall bamboo pipes and supplies the lower khel, is interrupted in several places.