The Nagas

Hill Peoples of Northeast India

Project Introduction The Naga Database

manuscript - Christoph von Furer-Haimendorf, Naga diary two

caption: taboos connected with childbirth
medium: diaries
person: Shankok
ethnicgroup: Konyak
location: Wakching
date: 20.9.1936
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 6,p.139ff
text: Wakching 21/9/1936.
text: Shankok came again early in the morning and I renewed his bandage. As he cannot go out to work anyway he stayed here and answered some questions. After the birth of a child for six days the house is genna for people from another village and for a whole month for strangers who come from across a big river such as, for example, Chui or Totok. The number of genna days is the same for a boy or a girl. (For the following ceremony see notebook 6 p. 139 following).