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: all village community obliged to dispose of corpse
medium: books
ethnicgroup: Konyak
location: Wakching
person: Furer-Haimendorf/ C.
date: 1969
refnum: with permission from Holt, Rinehart & Winston, New York90:1
text: If all attempts to save a sick man failed and he died, not only the members of his household and his closest kinsmen but also other members of the village community were under an obligation to assist in the disposal of the corpse. This cooperation and the sequence of ritual acts can best be demonstrated by the description of an actual funeral.