The Nagas

Hill Peoples of Northeast India

Project Introduction The Naga Database

manuscript Christoph von Furer-Haimendorf notebook three

caption: oath taking
medium: notes
ethnicgroup: Konyak
location: Wakching
date: 16.8.1936
person: Furer-Haimendorf
date: 8.1936-6.1937
person: School of Oriental and African Studies Library, London
text: Oaths: if there is a quarrel about land, the two litigants will go to the very spot in question and swear an oath. A man will say, that if he says a lie, then he shall die before he can eat the crops of this field.