The Nagas

Hill Peoples of Northeast India

Project Introduction The Naga Database

manuscript - Christoph von Furer-Haimendorf, Naga diary two

caption: burial procession of boy
medium: diaries
person: Shopong
location: Tanhai
date: 4.10.1936
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: Early in the afternoon we heard crying and mourning, a boy was buried. The procession went past the morung. In front went an old man from the deceased's clan in full headdress. Behind him were four old men, among them my friend Shopong who carried the corpse wrapped up in a red cloth on a mat. Then several men followed, a woman with a dead chicken, several boys and girls.