The Nagas

Hill Peoples of Northeast India

Project Introduction The Naga Database

manuscript - Christoph von Furer-Haimendorf, Naga diary five

caption: Dzemang visits Mon with a clairvoyant , Bisho
medium: diaries
person: DzemangBisho
ethnicgroup: Konyak
location: Wakching
date: 15.5.1937
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: Recently Dzemang went to Mon with Bisho, the clairvoyant of Namsang, as the Ang of Mon had called for Bisho to find out why the Ang's main wife has no son. (For details of this visit see Notebook 14 p. 29 following). Dzemang said that it was a bit uncomfortable to walk through the jungle with Bisho as one might encounter all kinds of strange things in his company. This time Dzemang heard strange sounds several times and near Tanhai he clearly heard that something jumped from a tree and ran for a while through the jungle. He could not see anything but Bisho admitted that it had been one of those beings which are connected with him.