The Nagas

Hill Peoples of Northeast India

Project Introduction The Naga Database

manuscript - Christoph von Furer-Haimendorf, Naga diary three

caption: Shankok complains of debtors
medium: diaries
person: Shankok
ethnicgroup: Konyak
location: Wakching
date: 21.1.1937
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: (196) After lunch Shankok arrives. He complains to me that everybody borrows money from him and only a few return the loan. He even has debtors in Chi, Totok and Chinlong. Some of them even had borrowed the money from his father and now they deny the debt altogether. Apparently many take advantage of his youth and his wealth. He also tells me that just now young men have arrived from Kongan to pay a ceremonial visit in connection with the death of a Balang man, therefore we go to the village together.