The Nagas

Hill Peoples of Northeast India

Project Introduction The Naga Database

manuscript - Christoph von Furer-Haimendorf, Naga diary five

caption: inheritance rules
medium: diaries
ethnicgroup: Konyak
location: Wakching
date: 21.4.1937
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: Later I set some question right about inheritance rules with Shankok's help. In contrast to the Angamis, among the Konyak punishments do not take an automatic form. While intentional arson is punished by exile there is no punishment if a retarded person or a child sets a house on fire although in the later case the child's father will pay a fine. Some villages however, as for example Totok, do not take a fine for arson.