The Nagas

Hill Peoples of Northeast India

Project Introduction The Naga Database

manuscript - Christoph von Furer-Haimendorf, Naga diary four

caption: Shankok with infected spots
medium: diaries
person: Shankok
ethnicgroup: Konyak
location: Wakching
date: 26.3.1937
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: Shankok has several small infected spots on his shin. For that reason he is not working in his fields. A less wealthy man hardly could afford this. For me however his inactiveness is a great advantage as all the other gaonburas have gone to Chinglong, Chongwe and other villages in that direction, looking for pigs for the Oulingbu.