The Nagas

Hill Peoples of Northeast India

Project Introduction The Naga Database

manuscript - Christoph von Furer-Haimendorf, Naga diary one

caption: feast goes on all night
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: (171) As it did not seem as though anything was about to happen and as I also feared I might interfere with their conversation I went home at about 11 o'clock, but even at this late hour some night owls were sitting on the small platforms in front of their houses. As I discovered the next day, the feast had lasted all night and the boys and girls had not slept at all. Other parties of this sort seem to be less reserved as I was told that the young people had not gone to sleep, together that is, because the girls were still so young.