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: mass conversion to Christianity
medium: diaries
ethnicgroup: Konyak
location: Longkhai
date: 3.9.1970
person: Furer-Haimendorf
date: 12.8.1970-9.9.1970
person: private collection
text: There are various reasons for the changes in Longkhai. The entire village was converted to Christianity some eight or nine years ago, and I am told that such mass conversions were usually effected by a missionary persuading the gaonburas and Ang, and the villagers considering the conversion virtually as an order from the village authorities.