The Nagas

Hill Peoples of Northeast India

Project Introduction The Naga Database

manuscript - Christoph von Furer-Haimendorf, Naga diary five

caption: funeral platforms
medium: diaries
ethnicgroup: Konyak
location: Longkhai
date: 10.4.1937
person: Furer-Haimendorf
date: 1.4.1937-26.6.1937
note: translated from german by Dr Ruth Barnes
person: School of Oriental and African Studies Library, London
text: Unfortunately Kauffmann was not feeling well and in addition he suffered from prickly heat which made his body look parboiled. The Ang received us in front of the village but he was by himself as due to a misunderstanding we had not been expected and everyone was in the fields. As we passed the funerary platforms everyone held their noses as on one platform there was the still fresh body of a woman surrounded by flies.