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: epidemic of dysentery spreads to other villages
medium: books
ethnicgroup: Konyak
location: Wakching Wanching Chingtang
person: Furer-Haimendorf
date: 6.1936-6.1937
text: It was not only the drums of Wakching which boomed through these August nights, but the drums of the neighbouring villages of Chingtang and Wanching. The epidemic had spread like wild-fire through the hills, and in Wanching alone fifty adults and thirty children died during the summer months.