The Nagas

Hill Peoples of Northeast India

Project Introduction The Naga Database

manuscript - Christoph von Furer-Haimendorf, Naga diary three

caption: feasts of merit - taboos and frequency
medium: diaries
person: Mewang/ of Chi
ethnicgroup: Konyak
location: Wakching
date: 22.12.1936
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: (111) An Ang who has given these feasts, the two should be repeated after several years, may never again eat meat from an animal killed by a tiger, nor buffalo or mithan which have somehow injured themselves in the jungle, even if only they have torn an ear. Mewang, the Ang of Chi, has not held them but his deceased brother had done so and also his successor, the son of the latter. He has already held two.