The Nagas

Hill Peoples of Northeast India

Project Introduction The Naga Database

manuscript - Christoph von Furer-Haimendorf, Naga diary five

caption: affairs between Great Angs and other clans , abortion
medium: diaries
ethnicgroup: Konyak
location: Wakching
date: 7.6.1936
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: Ahon insists catagorically that some girls from the Great Ang clan have affairs with the Ben men of their own village. If there are consequences to the affair, they kill it by hitting it with a stone. This is not supposed to be rare in those villages. In Wakching, on the other hand, abortion supposedly does not happen. This again Shankok insists on with some emphasis otherwise it could not be that the abortionist of Kongan is so infamous.