The Nagas

Hill Peoples of Northeast India

Project Introduction The Naga Database

manuscript - Christoph von Furer-Haimendorf, Naga diary two

caption: feasts of merit of Angami and stone dragging
medium: diaries
ethnicgroup: KonyakAngami
location: Wakching
date: 10.9.1936
person: Furer-Haimendorf
date: 2.6.1936-11.7.1937
note: translated from german by Dr Ruth Barnes
person: School of Oriental and African Studies Library, London
seealso: notebook 1 p.33
text: (25) Wakching 10/9/1936.
text: Still rain but I feel better and use the day by letting Dr Veiyera's chaprasi, an old Kohima man, tell me about the feast of merit of the Kohima Angami. (see notebook 1, p.33 ) Most interesting about it that the feast culminates prior to the stone placing in the erection of a wooden forked post which is dragged into the village like a menhir.