The Nagas

Hill Peoples of Northeast India

Project Introduction The Naga Database

manuscript - Christoph von Furer-Haimendorf notebook fourteen

caption: abortion a sin
medium: notes
ethnicgroup: Konyak
location: Wakching
date: 15.5.1937
person: Furer-Haimendorf
date: 1.5.1937-3.6.1937
person: School of Oriental and African Studies Library, London
text: Dzemang says that to procure abortion would be a great sin. One kills ones enemies, but how could one kill one's own children as if they were people of a hostile village.