The Nagas

Hill Peoples of Northeast India

Project Introduction The Naga Database

manuscript - Christoph von Furer-Haimendorf, Naga diary three

caption: burial ground outside the village, corpse platforms
medium: diaries
ethnicgroup: Kalyo Kengyu
location: Panso
date: 4.12.1936
person: Furer-Haimendorf
date: 28.11.1936-11.2.1937
note: translated from german by Dr Ruth Barnes
person: School of Oriental and African Studies Library, London
text: On our way back we asked about the burial ground which is set at some distance from the village in the jungle or rather in the tall grass. The corpses are put onto platforms which usually have a small roof. Slightly apart from the large group of platforms there stood a platform on which the corpse had been tied up in a mat and had no roof