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: violent epidemic of dysentery and deaths in village
medium: books
ethnicgroup: Konyak
location: Wakching
person: Furer-Haimendorf
date: 6.1936-6.1937
text: In these first weeks, when it poured with rain, there was little-going on in Wakching besides the weeding of the rice-fields and endless funeral ceremonies. The violent epidemic of dysentery had not yet come to an end, and every day there was at least one death in the village.