The Nagas

Hill Peoples of Northeast India

Project Introduction The Naga Database

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

caption: Chapter Six. Death in the Rain
caption: disease increased by contact between villages
medium: books
ethnicgroup: Konyak
location: Wakching
person: Furer-Haimendorf
date: 6.1936-6.1937
text: This view contained no doubt an element of truth. Since head-hunting has been forbidden, the intercourse between villages has become safer and more frequent, and disease, so easily carried from one village to another, takes greater toll of Konyak lives than any wars did in olden times.