The Nagas

Hill Peoples of Northeast India

Project Introduction The Naga Database

manuscript - Christoph von Furer-Haimendorf, Naga diary one

caption: agricultural tasks through the year
medium: diaries
ethnicgroup: Konyak
location: Wakching
date: 27.7.1936
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: During Tepi-li the field huts are set up and planting continues. During Ou-ling-li is the great Ou-ling-phu, when mithan, buffalo, pigs and goats are slaughtered. (details notebook 2. p 82 following). Weeding starts in Lingha-li. It is also when Lingha-bu is held. It is similar to Ou-ling-phu but smaller and lasts only for a day. A pig is killed during Ponglong-pong-li and its head is put up on the path leading to the fields "to get a good harvest". (138) Weeding continues in Lia and Dangla but there are no feasts.