The Nagas

Hill Peoples of Northeast India

Project Introduction The Naga Database

manuscript - Christoph von Furer-Haimendorf notebook fourteen

caption: forbidden to kill a man at night
medium: notes
ethnicgroup: Konyak
location: Wakching
date: 25.5.1937
person: Furer-Haimendorf
date: 1.5.1937-3.6.1937
person: School of Oriental and African Studies Library, London
text: It is genna to kill a man at night. Whoever does so will soon die. For the people at Yimbu kill their enemies at night. It is night at Yimbu when it is day here and vice versa. (137) The Pangsha heads were not taken to the individual "Great Houses", but remained in front of the morung till the Linghabu. At the Linghabu the householders of the Great Houses again fed the heads and then took them to their houses where they were hung up under the eaves.