The Nagas

Hill Peoples of Northeast India

Project Introduction The Naga Database

manuscript - Christoph von Furer-Haimendorf, Naga diary one

caption: Christian opposition to morungs
medium: diaries
ethnicgroup: Ao
date: 14.7.1936
person: Furer-Haimendorf
date: 2.6.1936-11.7.1936
note: translated from german by Dr Ruth Barnes
person: School of Oriental and African Studies Library, London
text: I asked the minister who had joined us, a young Ao in shorts, why the christian boys are not allowed to sleep in the morung, and emphasized using my best Assamese that the morung would indeed be a very good place. The minister was not pleased but my guide was the more delighted as he still adheres to the old customs.