The Nagas

Hill Peoples of Northeast India

Project Introduction The Naga Database

book : Return to the Naked Nagas (1939;1976)

caption: Chapter Two. Feasts Of Merit
caption: the Khonoma Feasts of Merit
medium: books
ethnicgroup: Angami
location: Khonoma
person: Furer-Haimendorf
date: 6.1936-6.1937
text: The headmen of Khonoma gave me the most friendly reception and I spent hours photographing stone circles, discussing the complicated series of Feasts of Merit -- which in Khonoma are different from those of other villages -- and drinking a good many mugs of white, milky rice-beer. But strangers have not always been welcome in Khonoma, and a simple memorial still stands to tell of the death of a British officer at the hands of the men of Khonoma.