The Nagas

Hill Peoples of Northeast India

Project Introduction The Naga Database

manuscript - Christoph von Furer-Haimendorf, Naga diary five

caption: information about the Great Angs ; their sexual rights
medium: diaries
ethnicgroup: Konyak
location: Wakching
date: 6.6.1937
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: Coincidentally we also came to speak about the Great Angs. He told me that the Ang of Mon and other Great Angs are addressed as 'Dzanin', tiger. Usually the people of Wakching do not genuflect when they pass a Great Ang but Shankok said that when the Ang of Chi is a guest in his house he does not stand up fully in his presence, but this was only an act of politeness. Shankok also mentioned that the Great Angs can take any girl they like in their villages into their house. If a girl refuses she might be tied up and pushed into a ravine.