The Nagas

Hill Peoples of Northeast India

Project Introduction The Naga Database

manuscript - Christoph von Furer-Haimendorf notebook fourteen

caption: land of the dead
medium: notes
ethnicgroup: Konyak
location: Wakching
date: 16.5.1937
person: Furer-Haimendorf
date: 1.5.1937-3.6.1937
person: School of Oriental and African Studies Library, London
seealso: notebook 2,pp.64,122
text: (46) cf. NB 2, p. 64 & 122
text: The guardians on the road of the dead are Doloba (male) and Doloniu (female). They show the souls their respective paths, but all souls come ultimately to the same village. The Wakching men go to one village, the Chi men go to another village and so on. The dead are met in Yimbu by their dead friends and share with them gifts they received at the funeral.