The Nagas

Hill Peoples of Northeast India

Project Introduction The Naga Database

manuscript - Christoph von Furer-Haimendorf, Naga diary one

caption: slit drums; rice beer condemned by Christians
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: The big hollow slit drums all stand inside the morungs here while Konyak as well as other Ao have separate drum houses. In one house I was offered refreshment and I tried my best to praise the drinking of rice beer in contrast to the tea drinking of the Baptists. Only at dusk I went back up to the bungalow.