The Nagas

Hill Peoples of Northeast India

Project Introduction The Naga Database

manuscript - Christoph von Furer-Haimendorf, Naga diary four

caption: life in the land of the dead just as on earth
medium: diaries
date: 21.2.1937
person: Furer-Haimendorf
date: 12.2.1937-31.3.1937
note: translated from german by Dr Ruth Barnes
person: School of Oriental and African Studies Library, London
text: Yongang imagines that life in the land of the dead is just as human life is on earth. Men who have killed enemies are waylaid by these on their way into the next world and only with difficulties can they defend themselves.