The Nagas

Hill Peoples of Northeast India

Project Introduction The Naga Database

manuscript - Christoph von Furer-Haimendorf, Naga diary five

caption: death of old woman
medium: diaries
ethnicgroup: Konyak
location: Wakching
date: 21.5.1937
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: Tonight as well there was a case of death. An old woman died in the Thepong. She had been born in the Bala. As her sister had married in Tanhai and had her sons there, early in the morning some Thepong boys, in this case Chinyang's gang, went to Tanhai to call the relatives of the dead person. Indeed several men came to their mother's sister's burial. This happened around noon.