The Nagas

Hill Peoples of Northeast India

Project Introduction The Naga Database

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

caption: Chapter Twenty-two. Love and Poetry
caption: songs about daily life
medium: books
ethnicgroup: Konyak
person: Furer-Haimendorf
date: 6.1936-6.1937
text: Another type of song hummed by the boys as they sit round the fires in their morung and play on their single-stringed bamboo fiddles, or return with the girls from the fields, are those which comment on everyday life. Here a boy contrasts his own accustomed bed in the morung with the unfamiliar sleeping place for which he has to search when visiting another village:
text: At night time,
From the morung calls my bed
Searching, searching.
A sleeping place'
For a bed I have to search.