The Nagas

Hill Peoples of Northeast India

Project Introduction The Naga Database

typescript - memoir of time in the Naga Hills as a Deputy Commissioner, 1919-1920

caption: religion among the Angamis
medium: articles
ethnicgroup: Angami
person: Cantlie/ Keith
date: 1919-1920
form: private collection
refnum: loaned by Dr Audrey Cantlie
text: No enquiry was made by me into religion except that I got to know that there was a belief in an after life which would be much like the present one. There was a vague belief in Gods who are benevolent and so could do one no harm and need not be propitiated. Evil spirits have to be propitiated in time of misfortune such as epidemic sickness by offering of chickens or eggs or old clothes.