The Nagas

Hill Peoples of Northeast India

Project Introduction The Naga Database

typescript - J.H. Hutton's tour diary in the Naga Hills

caption: Efficacy of Christian burial in appeasing spirits; rumours of ghostly apparitions
medium: tours
person: VisarKrusetsoSasatheSesilhuwu
location: Sathazumi (Satazumi) Khonoma
date: 4.9.1925
person: Hutton/ J.H.
date: 2.9.1925-15.9.1925
person: Pitt Rivers Museum Archive, Oxford
refnum: Hutton Ms. Box 2
text: 4th September
text: To Satazumi. Before starting I went to inspect the School where I fancy hymns play a prominent part in the curriculum. Apropos of the subject generally of the future existence Visar said that there was a reluctance to bury people in Khonoma by Christian rites, as spirits that had no cattle etc. sacrificed for them even though they forbade it in their life, were restless when dead, and that three Christians who died recently appeared as ghosts to their relations and frightened them horribly. He gave their names and full details of the visitations. The first Krusetso's was about 7 years ago, and since then there were the cases of Sasathe and Sesilhuwu.