The Nagas

Hill Peoples of Northeast India

Project Introduction The Naga Database

manuscript - Christoph von Furer-Haimendorf, Naga diary four

caption: birth taboos
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: (128) Chingai now goes on telling me that this morning a woman has given birth to a child and that immediately the man has gone fishing. For this reason he, Chingai, would not try shooting pigeons today as he would not get anything anyway. So on the day of a delivery all men of the village avoid hunting.