The Nagas

Hill Peoples of Northeast India

Project Introduction The Naga Database

book : 'Konyak Nagas' by Christoph von Furer-Haimendorf, (1969)

caption: Chapter Three. Phases of Life
caption: absence of pollution and menstrual taboos
medium: books
ethnicgroup: Konyak
location: Wakching
person: Furer-Haimendorf/ C.
date: 1969
refnum: with permission from Holt, Rinehart & Winston, New York66:7
text: Konyaks were, on the whole, not pollution conscious. Menstruating women continued their normal activities and cooked for their husbands and families. Married couples normally abstained from sexual intercourse for five days, but not from any fear of pollution, and unmarried girls were sometimes persuaded to sleep with their lovers even at the time of menses.