The Nagas

Hill Peoples of Northeast India

Project Introduction The Naga Database

manuscript - Christoph von Furer-Haimendorf, Naga diary two

caption: Lemang the were-tiger
medium: diaries
person: Lemang/ of Kongan
ethnicgroup: Konyak
location: Kongan
date: 23.9.1936
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: First we went into the house of the former gaonbura, Lem-ang, who is known to be a were-tiger. (63) I had planned to only approach this topic with utter caution but when we were talking about the history of Kongan Lem-ang himself brought up the issue.