The Nagas

Hill Peoples of Northeast India

Project Introduction The Naga Database

manuscript - Christoph von Furer-Haimendorf, Naga diary five

caption: Shikna , Shankok's lover
medium: diaries
person: ShankokShiknaMedzou
ethnicgroup: Konyak
location: Wakching
date: 28.4.1937
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: Near the house we happened to see Shikna, Shankok's lover, who will probably soon give birth to her child. Quite casually I said to Medzou, "There is Shikna", while he of course knew that I was thinking of Shankok. Medzou made a very serious face in response and said embarrassed, "She is my daughter, therefore I cannot say anything". (104) Of course he only means that she is his daughter in the sense of the morung relationship.