The Nagas

Hill Peoples of Northeast India

Project Introduction The Naga Database

manuscript - Christoph von Furer-Haimendorf, Naga diary two

caption: differences between khels
medium: diaries
ethnicgroup: SemaChang
location: Holongba
date: 15.11.1936
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: There is a tendency here for small khels to split off as every man of stature likes to have a khel of his own. But all the khels of the village hold the same gennas and participate in the feasts, as for example in the mithan sacrifice, at which the people of all khels are served. In war as well they usually support each other.