The Nagas

Hill Peoples of Northeast India

Project Introduction The Naga Database

manuscript - Christoph von Furer-Haimendorf, Naga diary one

caption: further monotonous singing
medium: diaries
ethnicgroup: Konyak
location: Wakching
date: 7.8.1936
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: Soon the boys start their monotonous songs again which have little attraction to our ears although they are sung in several voices. But even the singers and their listeners give the impression of being deadly bored and the former often sing with their eyes partly or completely closed. Every song starts with a sort of recitation of the caller and then the other voices fall in.