The Nagas

Hill Peoples of Northeast India

Project Introduction The Naga Database

manuscript - Christoph von Furer-Haimendorf Naga diary on his return to Nagaland, 1970

caption: little change
medium: diaries
ethnicgroup: Konyak
location: Wanching
date: 1.9.1970
person: Furer-Haimendorf
date: 12.8.1970-9.9.1970
person: private collection
text: Wanching is even less touched by modern influences than Wakching. Only a minority of the inhabitants are Christians and the pagan majority continues to perform the old rituals. The morungs are in excellent shape and clearly regularly used. Yet there is a large church in a prominent central place. I was told that the pagan villagers helped the Christians to build it, - an act of brotherly assistance which apparently is not reciprocated by the Christians when a morung is rebuilt. - In the church there are some prints of bible scenes showing white-skinned figures, - and not one single item remotely connected with Naga culture.