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: family to feed corpse while head remains on body
medium: books
ethnicgroup: Konyak
location: Wakching
person: Furer-Haimendorf
date: 6.1936-6.1937
text: After several minutes of lingering round the platform, during which they did little more than look at the corpse, the mourners dispersed. But the relatives were left with the duty of feeding the corpse at meal-times as long as the head was attached to the body.