The Nagas

Hill Peoples of Northeast India

Project Introduction The Naga Database

manuscript - Christoph von Furer-Haimendorf, Naga diary one

caption: preparations for a further feast
medium: diaries
person: MeloShui-dzingLo-meng
ethnicgroup: Konyak
location: Wakching
date: 10.8.1936
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: In Dzeam-ang's house, or rather that of his older brother where he lives, several girls were gathered and were stomping millet with great energy. A little feast will take place in the evening like the one I seen three days ago. A neighbour of Dzeam-ang, the gaonbura Melo of the Bala morung, was married at first to Shui-dzing from the Au-kheang morung. After the divorce which came quickly, she returned to the house of her father taking with her Melo's little son Lo-meng. When Lo-meng is old enough to sleep in the morung he will enter the Bala morung and will probably eat with his father.