The Nagas

Hill Peoples of Northeast India

Project Introduction The Naga Database

manuscript - Christoph von Furer-Haimendorf, Naga diary two

caption: widow and children mourning dead Ang
medium: diaries
ethnicgroup: Konyak
location: Oting
date: 8.10.1936
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: For ten days to two months after his death the widow of the man spends her days here and she only goes home to eat and sleep. Two children were with her and there was a fire burning. When we were leaving we heard her mourning chant.