The Nagas

Hill Peoples of Northeast India

Project Introduction The Naga Database

manuscript - Christoph von Furer-Haimendorf, Naga diary four

caption: defloration
medium: diaries
ethnicgroup: Konyak
location: Wakching
date: 12.3.1937
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: As recently in Hungphoi (page 90) I cautiously asked about the opinion on defloration, just as Chingai, Shankok too is amused about my suggestion that this causes bleeding. In contrast to the Ang of Hungphoi, he says that after all this is not a new path which has to be cut out but that it is an already existing one.