The Nagas

Hill Peoples of Northeast India

Project Introduction The Naga Database

manuscript - Christoph von Furer-Haimendorf, Naga diary two

caption: Ang's rights to sexual relations
medium: diaries
ethnicgroup: Konyak
location: Wakching
date: 18.9.1936
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
text: It is different however in villages with a powerful Ang. They take every Ben girl which appeals to them and have no intention of paying the bride price. Sometimes they simply send their men out at night to capture the girl and bring her forcefully into the house. For that reason the grandfather of the chowkidar of Wakching left Chui, that is he fled at night. The Ang of Chui had taken a fancy to his daughter and in order to get her away from him he fled to Wakching.