The Nagas

Hill Peoples of Northeast India

Project Introduction The Naga Database

manuscript - Christoph von Furer-Haimendorf notebook eight

caption: souls of the dead
medium: notes
ethnicgroup: Konyak
location: Longkhai
date: 17.10.1936
person: Furer-Haimendorf
date: 4.10.1936-23.2.1937
note: [konyak] means text omitted
person: School of Oriental and African Studies Library, London
text: (163) soul = dzasha. Chingai agrees that the dzasha of the dead apparently must come back to the funeral place to eat the offerings. But he is rather vague. Chingai thinks that all the stories of the hibas and hinus about their journeys to the land of the dead are lies.