The Nagas

Hill Peoples of Northeast India

Project Introduction The Naga Database

manuscript - Christoph von Furer-Haimendorf, Naga diary four

caption: love magic
medium: diaries
ethnicgroup: Konyak
location: Lunglam
date: Oting
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: I then ask Chingai whether there is any kind of charm for winning a girl's affection. The idea amuses him tremendously. He says laughingly that there is no medicine for this as it all depends on the girl's mood. Even if a man would slaughter three hundred or four hundred mithans he would not achieve anything if the girl does not want to agree.