The Nagas

Hill Peoples of Northeast India

Project Introduction The Naga Database

manuscript - Christoph von Furer-Haimendorf, Naga diary four

caption: marital sexual freedom before cohabitation
medium: diaries
ethnicgroup: Konyak
location: Chingtang (Chintang)
date: 28.3.1937
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: There are quite a few families of the Ang clan as one sees in the many houses with carved posts. Shankok also shows me Dzemang's wife. She is quite pretty and will now entertain herself with Chintang men until she becomes pregnant and then moves to her husband's house in Wakching. He never visits her here. I even hear that the two have never really seen each other.