The Nagas

Hill Peoples of Northeast India

Project Introduction The Naga Database

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

caption: government agencies in Wakching
medium: notes
person: Shoupa
ethnicgroup: Konyak
location: Wakching
date: 1.9.1970
person: Furer-Haimendorf
date: 8.8.1970-8.9.1970
person: private collection
text: Wakching 1/9/1970
text: Government agencies in Wakching:
text: 1. Block Development Officer ([illegible] Grade Officer: magistrate 3rd class). 3 clerks, 1 account-store keeper, 1 progress assistant (junior statistical inspector), 3 peons, 1 chowkidar, 1 driver.
text: 2. Extension Officer, Agriculture, 1 senior 2 junior village level workers.
text: 3. Extension Officer, Veterinary, (Vet. Assistant Surgeon), 1 Veterinary Field Assistant, 1 peon, 1 store assistant, 1 chowkidar.
4. Extension Officer, Cooperation.
5. Extension Officer, Industries.
6. Extension Officer, Ingineering [sic] (a kind of overseer for roads and buildings).
7. Lady Health Visitor.
8. 1 Midwife, 1 Dai.
text: Hospital for 12 beds.
1 doctor (medical officer)
1 staff nurse, 1 compounder
4 female attendants
4 male attendants
1 cook
2 peons
1 chowkidar
(there are never more than 3-4 patients).
1 vaccinator
1 malaria inspector
2 assistants
text: S.D.O. Public Works Department
1 overseer
4 road morils?
1 head clerk; 1 accountant
1 store keeper, 3 clerks
1 driver, 3 peons, 1 chowkidar
1 water pipe mister?
1 Subinspector Supply (Govt. Store).
1 Storekeeper
1 Scaleman
1 chowkidar
Junior Court Intelligence Officer
3 constables
text: High School
1 Headmaster
16 teachers
1 clerk, 1 chaplain
2 peons, 1 chowkidar
text: Two Lower Primary Schools, one in village, one in town, each with headmaster and four teachers.
text: Mission staff:
Field supervisor, 1 clerk, 1 peon.
text: Bible School: six teachers
text: 2 pastors, (1 in village, 1 in town).
text: Shoupa says in conversation repeatedly: "We are not Christians, and we are not non-Christians". There are still Niengbas but their function as members of a judicial body has largely been taken over by the elected members of the village council. The role of Benba has disappeared. The first reaper still exists, but he no longer fulfils his traditional role.