The Nagas

Hill Peoples of Northeast India

Project Introduction The Naga Database

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

caption: Chapter Four. Above the Clouds
caption: Ahon as story-teller, tales of the great Angs
medium: books
person: Ahon/ of Shiong
ethnicgroup: Konyak
location: Sangnyu (Hangnyu)
person: Furer-Haimendorf
date: 6.1936-6.1937
text: Ahon loved to tell stories of the less glorious deeds and fates of the Great Angs. He would spend hours relating how the Ang of such and such a village committed such and such dastardly deeds -- all typical of Angs in general. One day, walking along the path to Tanhai, he recounted with great relish the story of the quarrels for the throne of Hangnyu, a village about sixteen miles north-east of Wakching.