The Nagas

Hill Peoples of Northeast India

Project Introduction The Naga Database

manuscript - Christoph von Furer-Haimendorf, Naga diary two

caption: were-tigers and their activities
medium: diaries
person: Lem-ang
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: Lem-ang himself speaks of eleven tigers which accompany him and formerly there were even twenty but as he says on the other hand, that his tiger now is old and doesn't show himself for fear of being shot it does seem as though (64) he has a particularly close affiliation with one tiger. In his dreams Lem-ang goes into the land of the dead which is similar to this world but in some respects it is better. At least the people there are happier.